Mirror cover interior with winged Hymenaeus

Early Hellenistic Period
280–270 B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Italy (possibly produced at), Apulia, Taranto

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 368; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).


Diameter: 13.8 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silvered bronze

On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

Separted from outside (01.7514b). Engraved inside the cover, winged Hymenaeus wears a wreath and a long chlamys; he moves from left to right, carrying a torch and a loutrophoros. The relief on the cover lacks parts of the heads of the two figures, as well as other small portions. A piece from the edge of the case is missing. Patina in part pale green.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: once in Corinth [1897].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution