Mirror and bottom of case

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
300–290 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece (probably), Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 366; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.672a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The mirror is separated from its cover, which consists of an exterior decorated in relief (98.672c) and an interior decorated with incision (98.672b). The mirror itself is a disc of burnished bronze, a portion of the surface being still lustrous. The mirror is now welded to the bottom of the case by corrosion.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found in Corinth); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund