Mirror with Peleus and Thetis

Italic, Etruscan or Modern
Hellenistic Period or Modern
3rd century B.C.–early 20th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 390; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).


Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

On the back, Peleus, in helmet and chlamys, grasps Thetis, who wears a short tunic and is winged. Double border, waterleaf and vine within, palmette at bottom. Inscribed: (add).


By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson to MFA, June 26, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson