3 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A PARTHIAN BRONZE MIRROR
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The circular disk affixed to the handle by an arched support embellished with spirals and two griffin protomai, a hooked horse hoof projecting behind, the fluted handle bordered on each end with raised moldings, terminating in the forepart of a panther, with erect ears, open mouth and lolling tongue, the forelegs extended
18¼ in. (46.4 cm.) long
Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.
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