Mirror stand with Aphrodite and Erotes

Greek
Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 352; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 25.6 cm (10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.7

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Mirror-stand. Aphrodite and Erotes. Aphrodite stands on round base; wearing boots, Ionic chiton, and peplos. Left hand holds up peplos; right hand extended with flower. Erotes wears boots. The back of the mirror’s immediate support takes the form of a palmette.

Provenance

By date unknown: W. H. Forman collection; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London W.C. (sale of the Forman collection, June 19-22, lot 66); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund