A companion piece to The Artful Steppe, the present photo essay emerged from a May 2015 journey to Iran with Yale Educational Travel. Mirrors, real and metaphorical, were everywhere, from the bazaars of today to the palaces and gardens of the past. The scarf-framed faces of women were also everywhere, as individuated as these mannequins. The images and thoughts that follow pair mirrors and portraits, leading, it is hoped, to deeper understanding of this remarkable country.