Late Classical Period
about 350 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 365; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).
Diameter: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Cover separated from mirror (01.7513a). On the cover, below remains of incised floral designs at the top, a female (Ariadne?) clad in high-girt chiton and himation is seated on one end of a large rock. On the other end is seated a nude man (Dionysos?). She was holding up drapery in her right hand and placing the left seemingly on or near his shoulder. The rock is covered by a fringed cloth, and the lower half of a large tree is visible at the right. The case is a smooth dark green. It has lost the heads of both figures, both arms of the female figure, and the right arm, left shouder, and upper arm of the male figure; also the upper part of the tree at the right.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution