Italic, Etruscan
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
330–300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 382; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).


Diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Leaded bronze

Not On View


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

Engraved tang mirror

On the reverse of the mirror, within an undulating ivy border, is a nude youth running to the right beside a small, prancing horse. He holds the reins in his right hand. The horse wears a bulla necklace.

Brown patina.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry. Warren (According to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund