Mirror cover with female head

Greek
Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Period
370–330 B.C. and 220–200 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 373; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7309a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Cover separated from mirror (01.7309a). On the cover, a female head is shown in three-quarter view in high relief to the right. Bits of background show that it was cut out of a larger composition, datable in the mid fourth century B.C. The late third century B.C. cover is fragmentary. The head was joined to the cover in antiquity - presumably when the cover was made.

Provenance

1901: Source unknown; perhaps purchased from Edward Perry Warren; accessioned by MFA, 1901

Credit Line

Source unidentified