- Museum number
Copper alloy mirror handle, decorated with heads of horned animals at end where the mirror plate was originally fixed.
Lower end of the handle terminates in a ring. The main part is moulded with an expansion at each end and a waisted expansion in the middle. The mount for the mirror plate comprises a ring secured to a flat projection at the end of the handle by a rivet, on either side an ox-head is moulded in the round. There is a slot along the upper side of the ring portion of the mount, which continues into the top of each ox-head. The mirror plate would have been secured in the slot by a rivet through the upper part of the ring. Traces of the mirror plate which remain suggest that it was made of iron.
- Production date
- 50 BC - AD 120 (circa)
Diameter: 47.30 millimetres (bottom ring)
Length: 161 millimetres
Weight: 240 grammes
Width: 18.10 millimetres (horned animal 1)
Width: 19.60 millimetres (horned animal 2)
Width: 76.10 millimetres (top)
- On display (G50/dc30)
- Exhibition history
2016 11 Mar- 25 Sep, Edinburgh, National Museum of Scotland, Celts.
2015-2016 24 Sep-31 Jan, London, BM, G30, 'Celts: Art and Identity'
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number