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Bucranium Mirror

Traditionally constructed and confidently carved, this pine and limewood frame is surmounted with a Bucranium or Ox skull, finished in a textured gesso, framing a cleverly distressed mirror plate in two parts. In the Classical English late C18th style, the original version of this looking glass is attributed to late Georgian architect James Wyatt, who often used the depiction of the draped ceremonial Ox head in his decorative plaster friezes. 

  • Height of Feature: 85mm / 3½"
  • Max Depth: 100mm / 4"
  • Max Height: 1605mm / 63"
  • Max Width: 1045mm / 41"