Obsidian Mirror for Galerie Kreo

The earliest known man-made mirror was made around 8,000 years ago out of polished obsidian, a volcanic stone. It was found in Çatalhöyük, Anatolia (Turkey). In dialogue with archaeologists from Cambridge University who led the excavations in Çatalhöyük, Front have replicated this first mirror from their archaeological drawing. shaping the obsidian stone by hand-chipping and grinding, polishing it with clay and water, using no modern tools. Front placed the small black mirror in a silver fitting, like a gemstone.