Mirror

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 396.

Dimensions

Length (with handle): 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2889a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Mirror separated from handle (13.2889b). On the back, within a raised rim, an almost indistinguishable engraved design. A youth, seemingly with wings and a Phrygian cap, stands to the left in relaxed, hipshot pose. A Lasa is doubtless intended. Heavily corroded. Crusty green patina.

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