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Mirror separated from handle (13.2889b). On the back, within a raised rim, an almost indistinguishable engraved design. A youth, seemingly with wings and a Phrygian cap, stands to the left in relaxed, hipshot pose. A Lasa is doubtless intended. Heavily corroded. Crusty green patina.

Provenance

One of a group of objects said to have been found together in a tomb near Chiusi (probably in the Colle Lucioli just east of Chiusi) [MFA 13.2860-13.2901]; by date unknown: with Raoul Tolentino, 57 Via Sistina, Rome; purchased by MFA from Raoul Tolentino, November 6, 1913

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 396.

Dimensions

Length (with handle): 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.2889a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical