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Mirror and handle with Achilles and Troilus

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Tarentine mirror and handle with scene of Achilles and Troilos. The reverse of the disc has a series of concentric moldings culminating in a point at the center. The attachment at the upper back of the handle takes the form of a tall palmette with volutes. The openwork scene on the front of the...

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Provenance

According to a letter from H. A. Cahn: found at the coast of Taranto; by 1967: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel (Münzen und Medaillen A.G., auction 34, May 6, 1967, lot 17); by 1970: probably with Royal Athena Galleries, 1066 Madison Avenue, New York; 1970: Paul E. Manheim Collection; gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, March 11, 1970

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 325 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 357A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 27.9 cm (11 in.)

Accession Number

1970.239

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical