Mirror

Italic, Etruscan
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
330–300 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 382; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

99.495

Medium or Technique

Leaded bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

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.

Brown patina.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund