The Fun Archaeology



Prisoner’s Mirror

Wooden frame mirror characterized by pencil hand drawings depicting fishes on the bottom of the frame, birds on the top of it and flowers on the left side. Some black and white pictures are engraved within the mirror through a geometric shape: a blue star for the figure of a man, another red star for 2 women and a child, one big red heart for a woman and a green oval containing 4 children. The shapes remind a kind of family tree, highlighting the figures of a ordinary family. The writing “S.R en captivité” can be read on it, meaning captivity, therefore the owner of the mirror is a prisoner. 25,7 x 19,8 x 1,1 cm.