the Babylon convex mirror

In Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Babylon convex mirror is a continuation of my exploration of combining two or more kinds of minerals. I’ve used the sumptuous blue-green of aragonite and the luminous, layered yellow flourite. The spheres are aqua striped jasper and yellow opal. The frame was refurbished and gilded in gold metalic leaf.

The Babylon mirror is around 18 inches in diameter. It resides in my studio pending being shipped to one of my showrooms.

Jewelry for Walls!

The Ishtar Gate built by Nebuchadnezzar in 575 BC.

The Babylon convex mirror is inspired by the colors that dominated the decorative arts of Mesopotamia, the so-called cradle of civilization. The blue of lapis lazuli combined with gold can be seen in everything from jewelry to architecture.

A gold, lapis and carnelian headress from the Third Sumerian dynasty about 2600 BC
From the Ishtar Gate. Glazed tiles in the form of a dragon.
Detail of a harp from Queen Puabi’s tomb. Lapis and gold. 2300 BC.
The Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel the Elder in 1563