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Engraved and inscribed tang mirror On the reverse of the mirror is a border of leaf clusters, possibly olive or laurel. On the medallion is Minerva (Athena). She wears a crested helmet, aegis and peplos, and is standing with spear vertically in her left hand. She gestures to the other...

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Inscription

Inscriptions identify Minerva and Telamonian Ajax

Provenance

By 1897: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.1897 apparently.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, 1899, for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, 380–360 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 381; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

99.494

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical