the Anshar convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Anshar convex mirror is all about blue and gold. The blue is the veneer of Venetian glass but also the points of lapis-lazuli and sodalite. The gold is the frame that is gilded with gold metal leaf and the convex mirror that uses 22 carat gold as the reflective element.

The Anshar convex mirror is about 16 inches in diameter. It hangs in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

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The Anshar convex mirror is named for the Babylonian primordial, titan god of the sky. He is part of the Mesopotamian creation myth. From `An’ translated as `heaven’ and `shar’ for `complete’ or `entire’, so God of the Whole Sky. Differs from Anu in that he is only the god of the sky not the heavens above the clouds. Also one of the sons of the primordial gods Apsu and Tiamat, consort of Kishar. Anshar and Kishar symbolized heaven and earth, respectively.

The color blue can be traced in Mesopotamian design to the Gates of Ishtar( 575 BC). The blue is to represent lapis-lazuli which is a mineral associated with the Babylonian gods.