Mirror cover with female head in profile

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
300–280 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 371.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.1 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7496b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Cover separated from mirror (01.7496a). On the cover of the mirror, there is a large female head in relief, profile to left; her hair is done in the fashion called a melon hair style: twisted rows of hair are pulled back to a ring of braids on the nape of her neck. Drapery is arranged around her shoulders. This version of the melon hair style parallels the monumental draped statues of Lysippos or the so-called Corinna of Silanion. Part of the knot of hair has been lost. Rich green patina. Somewhat corroded.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: but it was one I had seen in Corinth years before.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution