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Bucranium Mirror

This waist-shaped mirror frame has a distinctive ‘bucranium’ or ox skull cresting. The bucranium motif originated through the practice of adorning Roman temples with sacrificial oxen and garlanding them with fruit and flowers. It subsequently became a key motif of the Doric order of architecture and later the Neoclassical revival of the 1770s.

Rectangular: height 41¾in (106cm) width 21¾in (55cm) depth 2in (5cm)
Waist-shaped: height 39¼in (99.5cm) width 26in (66cm) depth 2¼in (6cm)