The University of Cincinnati has awarded a Tytus Fellowship to Mireille Lee, assistant professor of history of art and classical studies, for her current research on ancient Greek bronze mirrors. This summer Lee will spend two months in residence at the Burnam Classics Library at UC, widely regarded as the best in the country for classical art and archaeology.
Lee will investigate ancient metallurgy and methods of production as well as modern conservation practices. This research will be essential for the identification of fakes and forgeries in the corpus of ancient bronze mirrors, which have largely gone undetected.
*Bronze mirror with a support in the form of a draped woman, Greek Classical, mid-5th century BCE. Metropolitan Museum of Art 1972.118.78. Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971.