Alphonse Mucha regarded Byzantine civilization as the spiritual home of Slavic culture. As such, he incorporated decorative motifs inspired by many forms of Byzantine art including mosaics, costumes, and accessories.
Blonde and Brunette, the beautiful subjects in Mucha's pair of decorative panels titled Byzantine Heads (1897),are the subjects in these elegant little hand mirrors. The vegetal arabesques, highly ornate hair jewels, and border pattern simulating Moravian lacework are signature Mucha.
2.25" diameter hand mirror
Presented in a small acetate gift bag with description of the artwork