This exceptional artwork with the head of Alexander the Great, inspired us to create this unique gift proposal. It is a relief from an ancient mirror, dating to 1000 B.C., from Ancient Greece. The mirror has an image of God pan, with facial features of Alexander the Great. The represantation is made of gold-plated copper, mounted on a greek marble base.
Dimensions: 11cm x 16cm x 3cm
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From the Minoan and Mycenaean era, being beautiful was part of everyday life for men and women of all social classes in ancient Greece. The use of cosmetics such as perfumes, was adopted by civilizations of ancient Egypt.
Many cosmetic items, such as mirrors, were found in Minoan and Mycenaean palaces and in many Greek cities, in male and female graves. It is elaborate findings, of exceptional quality and aesthetic, and are masterpieces of sculpture. The mirrors were made by polished metal, mostly copper, and had carved handles created by silver, gold or wood. The luxury of the metal stated the social status of the owner.
This particular mirror has an image of God pan, with facial features of Alexander the Great. Ancient mirrors are exhibited in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
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