Mirror with satyrs and maenad

Italic, Etruscan
Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 385; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.991

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Engraved tang mirror

On the reverse of the mirror, two older bearded satyrs with sickles trim grapes from the vine. The grape vine serves as a border. The satyr at left, in three-quarter view, wears a nebris. In the center, a maenad supports a basket of grapes on her shoulder.

Dark brown patina.

Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Paris); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900