Box mirror

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.2876a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

On the cover Dionysos supported by Pan blowing pipes and a winged youth holding a torch. Very rude workmanship. Remains of gilding. See 13.2860.

Provenance

About 1879, discovered on property belonging to the Count Lucioli, Chiusi, Italy (one of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi, probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi, MFA 13.2860-13.2901). By 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912