Mirror

Italic, Etruscan
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 394.

Dimensions

Height (without handle): 12 cm (4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2890a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

A winged creature, seemingly a Lasa, with large wings and a Phrygian cap walks from right to left. On the back, a thin dentil is engraved around the rim and on the adjoining part of the handle. The handle has been broken, but preserved. Green patina, heavily encrusted.

Provenance

About 1879, discovered on property belonging to the Count Lucioli, Chiusi, Italy (one of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi, probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi, MFA 13.2860-13.2901). By 1913: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912