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Heracles attempting to abduct the nymph Auge. Mirrors were usually owned by women, but may have been gifts from their male lovers. Many of the mirrors dating to the 4th century BC show scenes of abduction and male dominance: the subjects reflect the subordinate place women held in society. Made about 330-300 BC

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Heracles attempting to abduct the nymph Auge.  Mirrors were usually owned by women, but may have been gifts from their male lovers.  Many of the mirrors dating to the 4th century BC show scenes of abduction and male dominance: the subjects reflect the subordinate place women held in society.  Made about 330-300 BC