the Pollux II Convex Mirror

In Mirrors by Arif

My new Pollux II convex mirror, Pollux is one of the semi-divine twins that Zeus transformed into the constellation Gemini.

Pollux II is built on hand made wood frame that I gilded and covered with layers of Venetian glass rods in various colors of gold, paprika, straw and clear.  I created a dramatic corona of large cabochons in various shades of straw and amber.

The Pollux II convex mirror is around 22.5 inches in diameter.

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If you are interested in this mirror please contact me.

The story of Castor and Pollux is a wild one even by Greek mythology standards.  Their mother was Leda who was made love to by Zeus in the form of a swan(!).  She was impregnated by another man and had the twins who were born via an egg(!).  Pollux’s father was Zeus so he was a demi-god. Castor was born a mortal.

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The statue of Castor and Pollux in the gardens of Versailles.  It was carved by Antoine Coysevox in 1712.  The original is Roman.

The very odd Leda with her boyfriend( Zeus in the shape of a swan) and her offspring and their birthing eggs.
This is a copy of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci circa 1508
The Gemini constellation, Castor and Pollux