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Mirror handle with Artemis

Archaic Period
about 580–560 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 351; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).


Length: 20.5 cm (8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

On this handle for a mirror, Artemis stands to the right between tiny circular ornaments and on a zigzag groundline. Her head is turned back, and she holds a bow. She wears a polos-crown, quiver and long chiton. Incised ovolo in circle below. Broken off at the base of disc. Dark, olive green patina with areas and small spots of light green corrosion.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens. Probably found in Boeotia); 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