the Janus convex mirror

In All, Mirrors by Mark Evans

The Janus convex mirror is unique for me. It is my first mirror two sided mirror; one side is silver and the other is gold. Gilding covers the original frame and then each side is encrusted with clear or god colored Venetian glass rods. Each side is studded with “jewels”; the silver side has glass cabochons and the gold side has hand made resin citrine points.

The Janus convex mirror is 7 inches in diameter. The mirror including the stand is about 14 inches high. It is currently in my studio pending being sent to one of my shjowrooms.

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The Janus convex mirror is named after the primordial Roman god, Janus. Janus is the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. Janus is depicted as a two faced deity. One face gazes into the past and the other looks to the future. Sometimes these two faces are represented as an older face( the past) and a younger face( the future).

The month of January is named for Janus.

A carving of Janus in the Vatican Museum.
An engraving Of Janus circa 1569