Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 382; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).
Diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Engraved tang mirror
On the reverse of the mirror, within an undulating ivy border, is a nude youth running to the right beside a small, prancing horse. He holds the reins in his right hand. The horse wears a bulla necklace.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry. Warren (According to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund