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Numerous mirrors and mirror-plaques found in ancient graves, especially those whose small mirrors make their practical use quite unlikely, probably were employed as apotropaic objects, intended to avert the evil eye by returning it upon those who had sent it.
[For such mirrors, see Rahmani, ‘mirror-Plaques’; Avni and Dahari, ‘Christian Burial Caves’, p. 310; Fischer and Saar, ‘A magical mirror Plaque’; vilozny, Lilith’s Hair and Ashmedai’s Horns.]

Magic in the Cemeteries of Late Antique Palestine by Gideon Bohak

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