Museum number

1966,1001.1

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  • COMPASS Image Caption: Obsidian mirror

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  • COMPASS Image Caption: Case for the mirror

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem. Disc; wax; engraved with magical figures and names; used by Doctor Dee when consulting "shew stones" or magic mirror; one of originally four piece set. Disc; wax; engraved with magical figures and names; used by Doctor Dee when consulting "shew stones" or magic mirror; one of originally four piece set. Disc; wax; engraved with magical figures and names; used by Doctor Dee when consulting "shew stones" or magic mirror. Disc; gold; engraved with diagram of Edward Kelly's vision (Cracow 1584); concentric rings divided in four main parts by equal-armed cross with battlemented towers on head of each arm and words inscribed above each tower; various signs on each arm of cross and inscriptions similar to each other in all four segments; small hole between two outer arcs; goldsmith's stamp.

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Full: Front

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Full: Front

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

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  • Disc; wax; engraved with magical figures and names; used by Doctor Dee when consulting "shew stones" or magic mirror; one of originally four piece set.

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Full: Front

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Detail: Inscription

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

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  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Detail: Other

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Detail: Inscription

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Detail: Other

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Full: Front

  • Magic Mirror of Doctor Dee; obsidian; wood case covered in tooled leather with label in handwriting of Horace Walpole, quotation from a Samuel Butler poem.

    Full: Front