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Mirror and lid featuring a farewell scene

Mirror and lid featuring a farewell scene

Mirror and lid featuring a farewell scene

Bronze

Diam: 13 cm

Bequest of Norbert Schimmel, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

Accession number:

91.71.319

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

On this funerary gift, the deceased is depicted leaning on his tombstone and taking leave of a woman seated on a rock, who extends her arms toward him. The sorrowful scene appears to take place in a rustic sanctuary.

From the Israel Museum publications:

Muscarella, Oscar White, ed., Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Philipp von Zabern, Mainz, Germany, 1974

Exhibitions:

Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 08/05/1977 - 12/12/1977

Gods and Mortals: Selected Objects from the Norbert Schimmel Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 17/05/1992 - 31/10/1992