Cast (artist's model) of a mirror with Aphrodite with a bride in her lap, Eros and Peitho

Hellenistic Period
300–250 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth


Overall: 19.8 x 19 x 3 cm (7 13/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

Terracotta cast in the form of the cover of bronze mirror-case. Aphrodite is seated with a bride on her lap, a swan by her knees. Standing by her side is Peitho (Persuasion) and a winged Eros. An Ionic column at right. The hinge of the mirror is indicated at the top. Similar to a hoard of plaster casts found in Begram, Afghanistan. Probably used as a low value object that served as artist’s models.


By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Corinth.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund