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Mirror handle with Artemis

Greek
Archaic Period
about 580–560 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 351; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.651

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund