Onyx black mirror

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Black mirror (soothsayer's magic mirror?) made of onyx in 3 strata, in oval leather case, formerly in the Hamilton Palace collection, (B1632), 1701-1800

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1980-1744
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), gold tooling, leather, onyx (type of quartz), paper (fibre product), silk and wood (unidentified)
type:
mirror
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust