Mirror and cover

Greek
Late Classical Period
340–330 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 367; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

05.59a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

On the cover, there is a relief which was made for some other purpose. The scene comprised two chlamys-clad youths attacking a running boar. The youth on the left was lunging with a spear and holding a short sword; he on the right, wearing boots, was chopping with a broadsword. A cap of petasos type lies at the left, and another of pilos form is visible at the right. Holes at regular intervals (for stitching to a garment?) are visible in the ground below. On the mirror, there is incised concentric beading. The mirror has blue and pale green patina. The cover relief lacks fragments of the heads, bodies, and weapons. It has a pale green patina.

Provenance

By 1905: Edward W. Forbes Collection (according to MFA Register of Metalwork 4: Purchased in Athens, 1905; "Found near Corinth."); gift of Edward W. Forbes to MFA, July, 1905

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes