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Mirror handle with Artemis

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...

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Provenance

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

Greek, 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).

Accession Number

98.651

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical