Highly Polished Metal in making of Full Length Mirrors

Rome during the first century made Full-length mirrors of highly polished metal, Silver was preferred (other metal were used) due to it reflective ability to reflect true colours.

Date:
      100 CE
Location:
      Rome
Craft:
      Mirror Making


Additional Information:

  • Mirror – Wikipedia
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