Mirror cover with winged Eros
Early Hellenistic Period
about 300 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 361; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).
Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The cover has separated from its mirror (98.671b). On the exterior, in relief, a winged Eros, seated to the left, rides a dolphin to the right, over waves. Eros holds a dove in his right hand, and there is a cloak draped over his right arm. Green patina, with cleaned areas and areas of encrustation.
By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection (published in La Collection Tyszkiewicz, 1897, as found at Corinth); by 1898: 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)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund