Mirror stand with Aphrodite and Erotes
about 500 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 352; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).
Height: 25.6 cm (10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund