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Print, Hand Mirror with Scenes from the Story of Medea, 1561

This is a Print. It is dated 1561 and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is engraving on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was purchased from Kennedy & Co. and catalogued by Megan L. Smith. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

  • Hand Mirror, 1890–1910
  • rolled, cast, repoussé and punched silver, mirrored glass, steel.
  • Gift of Fong Chow.
  • 1996-109-2

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 22.2 × 11 cm (8 3/4 × 4 5/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.)

It has the following markings

Unidentified, indistinct brown collector’s mark: ovoid topped by a royal crown and showing crossing diagonal lines; escutcheon of pretence.

It is signed

Signed in plate, bottom left: Stephanus F(ecit)

It is inscribed

In plate, bottom right: Cum pri. Regis (with royal privilege)

Cite this object as

Print, Hand Mirror with Scenes from the Story of Medea, 1561; France; engraving on white laid paper; H x W x D: 22.2 × 11 cm (8 3/4 × 4 5/16 in.) Mat: 45.7 x 35.6 cm (18 x 14 in.); Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane; 1946-13-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Fragile Beasts and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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