This mirror was owned by Penelope Clearwater, prior to 1993. During that year, Hermione Granger, after coming correctly to the conclusion that the "monster" inside the Chamber of Secrets was indeed a Basilisk, she encountered Penelope on her way back from the Hogwarts Library, and warned her to use the mirror to look around corners. They both did see the Basilisk not long after, however, due to them thankfully only getting a glimpse of its reflection and not looking into its eyes directly, they were both petrified as a result, but survived the incident. They were both later revived from their petrification with the Mandrake Restorative Draught by the end of the school year.
Behind the scenes
- In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as Penelope was not a victim of the Basilisk and it was only Hermione who was petrified, the mirror Hermione had did not seem to belong to Penelope.
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (First appearance)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)