Mirror

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 391; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.), Diameter: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

95.72

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

On the back of the mirror, ivy-leaf, dolphin, wave and ogee molding patterns are arranged in concentric rings inward to a filleted head (of Helios) surrounded by tongues of flame. Light olive green patina with areas of lighter green corrosion.

Provenance

By 1892: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Said to have come from Cossenza, Italy. 1892.); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund