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Art Talk Live—Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on the Etruscans and Their Afterlife

The reverse of a bronze, handheld mirror with lightly incised decoration. The main body is round with a raised edge; it has a long, diagonal tear on its lower section. A tang extends from the body, but there is no handle.
Engraved tang mirror, Etruscan, late 4th century BCE. Bronze. Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Alice Corinne McDaniel Collection, Department of the Classics, Harvard University, 2012.1.60.

Gallery Talk

Harvard Art Museums

This event was recorded. Please view the talk here.

In this live online talk, curatorial fellow Frances Gallart Marqués will take a close look at a selection of Etruscan bronze mirrors in the Harvard Art Museums collections, exploring what they can tell us about the people who made, used, and were buried with them.

Led by:

Frances Gallart Marqués, Frederick Randolph Grace Curatorial Fellow in Ancient Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

This free talk will take place online via Zoom. To join, follow this link: (pre-registration not required).

Art Talks Live offer an up-close look at works from our collections with our team of curators, conservators, fellows, and graduate students. Presented live via Zoom on every other Thursday afternoon at 2pm (Eastern Time), these short talks—along with our Art Talks video series—investigate artists’ materials and techniques, reveal our latest discoveries, offer a fresh look at old favorites, and explore big ideas through the collections of the Harvard Art Museums.

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