Mirror

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
about 300 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 384.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7525

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

On the reverse of the mirror:
In the center, a satyr, nude except for his shoes, dances to the right. Beside him is a bell krater and a thyrsos with fillets appears at the left. Two ivy or vine plants enframe the composition. Palmette and fillet tied in a circle below.
The handle is missing, and there is a hole at the edge near the satyr’s head. Dark green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution