Mirror with handle with winged couple

Greek
Classical Period
about 450 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 356; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 37.8 cm (14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.716

Medium or Technique

Bronze

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Cosmetic and medical

The handle of the mirror takes the form of a winged youth and a winged maiden playing an unidentified finger game. Rough dark and light green patina, with areas of blue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Athens, but whether found there not stated.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund