Ah, the selfie. Is there anything more symbolic of our narcissistic, image obsessed age than the pictures we take of ourselves? From the very first social networks to Instagram and Snapchat, the selfie craze has permeated our culture.

But if you think selfies are a purely modern invention/affliction, you’d be wrong. From the very first glimpses of our reflections in pools of unmoving water to polished flat surfaces of obsidian, copper or bronze, we’ve been fascinated (and probably dissatisfied) with our physical appearance for thousands of years.