Mirror cover interior with winged Hymenaeus

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
280–270 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy (possibly produced at), Apulia, Taranto

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 368; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.8 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7514a

Medium or Technique

Silvered bronze

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Separted from outside (01.7514b). Engraved inside the cover, winged Hymenaeus wears a wreath and a long chlamys; he moves from left to right, carrying a torch and a loutrophoros. The relief on the cover lacks parts of the heads of the two figures, as well as other small portions. A piece from the edge of the case is missing. Patina in part pale green.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: once in Corinth [1897].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution