- Museum number
- Object: Holcombe Mirror
Copper alloy mirror with engraved decoration on the back, binding around the edge of the plate, and a cast openwork handle. The design on back is engraved in outline and infilled with 'basketry'; double-lyre pattern, lyres side by side sharing a common base, outermost has flanking scrolls attached. The handle and mount are cast, consisting of three loops with transverse collars and ring terminal containing two trumpet scrolls; the mount has a pair of domed studs. The plate of the mirror is only 1 mm thick and binding strip around the edge helped to protect it.
- Production date
- 50 BC - AD 70 (circa)
Length: 371 millimetres
Weight: 799 grammes
Thickness: 17.90 millimetres (handle, max)
Width: 255 millimetres
- On display (G50/dc9)
- Exhibition history
2016 31 Aug- 26 Mar 2017, Dundee, The McManus, Spotlight Tour: Reflecting the Celts.
2016 24 May- 22 Aug, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Spotlight Tour: Reflecting the Celts.
2016 14 Mar- 22 May, Galashiels, Old Gala House, Spotlight Tour: Reflecting the Celts.
2016, 6 Jan- 9 Mar, Littlehampton Museum, Spotlight Tour: Reflecting the Celts.
2015- 2016 24 Oct- 4 Jan, Newark, National Civil War Centre, Spotlight Tour: Reflecting the Celts
2004 Oct 12-2005 Feb 20, Exeter, Royal Albert Museum and Art Gallery, 'Prehistory Gallery'
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number