The Aurelian convex mirror is part of a series where I am exploring the spectrum of color.
This mirror is about 7 inches in diameter. It is currently in the Desousa-Hughes showroom in San Francisco. Call (415)626-6883 for more.
Jewelry for walls.
Aurelian, Latin in full Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (born c. 215—died 275, near Byzantium[now Istanbul, Turkey]), Roman emperorfrom 270 to 275. By reuniting the empire, which had virtually disintegrated under the pressure of invasions and internal revolts, he earned his self-adopted title restitutor orbis (“restorer of the world”).
Aurelian was associated with the cult of the sun, Sol Invictus. After his victories in the East, the Emperor Aurelian thoroughly reformed the Roman cult of Sol Invictus, elevating the sun-god to one of the premier divinities of the Empire. Aurelian also built a new temple to Sol Invictus, which was dedicated on December 25, 274, and brought the total number of temples for the god in Rome to (at least) four. He also instituted games in honor of the sun god, held every four years from a.d. 274 onwards.
Gold coin depicting emperor Aurelian.
A painting of Queen Zenobia before the emperor Aurelian by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in 1717.
Imperial repoussé silver disk of Sol Invectus.