Mirror handle with Artemis
about 580–560 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 351; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Length: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
On this handle for a mirror, Artemis stands to the right between tiny circular ornaments and on a zigzag groundline. Her head is turned back, and she holds a bow. She wears a polos-crown, quiver and long chiton. Incised ovolo in circle below. Broken off at the base of disc. Dark, olive green patina with areas and small spots of light green corrosion.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens. Probably found in Boeotia); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund