Mirror with satyrs and maenad
Early Classical Period
about 480 B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 385; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).
Diameter: 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Engraved tang mirror
On the reverse of the mirror, two older bearded satyrs with sickles trim grapes from the vine. The grape vine serves as a border. The satyr at left, in three-quarter view, wears a nebris. In the center, a maenad supports a basket of grapes on her shoulder.
Dark brown patina.
By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Paris); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900