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Engraved tang mirror On the reverse of the mirror, within an undulating ivy border, is a nude youth running to the right beside a small, prancing horse. He holds the reins in his right hand. The horse wears a bulla necklace. Brown patina.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical or Hellenistic Period, 330–300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 382; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.3 cm (6 in.)

Accession Number

99.495

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical