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Handle fragment from a mirror

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The handle fragment from a mirror has a Siren with wings spread and feathers on the body incised. There are holes for attachment at the top, on the left and on the right. The top bar is curved and grooved for attachment. The feathers are incised. The lower part is missing. Green patina.


By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Greece.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–430 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 358; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).


Height x width: 6.3 x 8.4 cm (2 1/2 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical