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

Greek
Hellenistic Period
300–250 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

99.821

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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.

Provenance

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