Mirror

Italic, Latin, Faliscan
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
about 350–300 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 378; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.686

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

Incised decorations on back. A branch-perhaps of olive leaves-encloses the figures on the non-reflecting side of the mirror. A nude standing warrior with a spear is touched by a winged female and a man wearing a mantle. The scene may represent Achilles, Patroklos, and Nike

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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