Handle fragment from a mirror
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 358; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).
Height x width: 6.3 x 8.4 cm (2 1/2 x 3 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)
The handle fragment from a mirror has a Siren with wings spread and feathers on the body incised. There are holes for attachment at the top, on the left and on the right. The top bar is curved and grooved for attachment. The feathers are incised. The lower part is missing. Green patina.
By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Greece.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund