Mirror cover with centaur and nymph

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 364; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.714a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Separated from mirror (96.714b). On the exterior of the mirror are a centaur and a nymph. He wears a panther-skin cloak and is pulling her along with his left hand on her wrist and his right arm around her waist. Below the group, a ring-handle. Part of the relief on the cover broken away. Green patina. Rough corrosion on some parts. Handle missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: This mirror was bought in Corinth, but was said to have come from Olympia [=Palaeopoiis].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund