Mirror Cover

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 350 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 365; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7513b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution