Handle fragment from a mirror

Greek
Classical Period
450–430 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 358; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 6.3 x 8.4 cm (2 1/2 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.468

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The handle fragment from a mirror has a Siren with wings spread and feathers on the body incised. There are holes for attachment at the top, on the left and on the right. The top bar is curved and grooved for attachment. The feathers are incised. The lower part is missing. Green patina.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Greece.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund