Mirror with three youths

Italic, Etruscan
Late Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 376; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).


Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Cosmetic and medical

On the back of the mirror, a group of three youths. The one at the right plays the double flute; the one in the middle is just finishing a jump; and the third, holding a strigil, walks away from the others. Palmette below and thick cluster of ivy leaves all around. Light green patina and corrosion with areas of cleaned surface in brown.


By 1892: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. 1892); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund