mirror (ritual & belief: religious buildings & furnishings)

Brass mirror, round. One side has been polished (now discoloured); the reverse has an irregular pattern of tooling, possibly indicating clouds or some other motifs. At the centre is a more or less rectangular part where there may have been a large label affixed. Two small integral semicircular fixings in rim. Fits into stand - 6.12.65/402. Label with object also says 'hand-held mirror'.

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