Folding Mirror


Liana Miate
published on 29 June 2022

The cover bears a relief representation of Dionysos flanked by two Maenads or Adonis flanked by Aphrodite and Persephone. The female figures wear silver jewellery.

Folding mirrors consist of two two bronze discs connected by a hinge. Their decoration refers to the woman's world, Aphrodite and Eros, as well as the Dionysiac repertoire.

C. 310 BCE. Made from bronze. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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