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Mirror and handle with winged couple

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The handle of the mirror takes the form of a winged youth and a winged maiden playing an unidentified finger game. Rough dark and light green patina, with areas of blue.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Athens, but whether found there not stated.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 356; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 37.8 cm (14 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.716

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical