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Mirror and stand in the form of a female figure, possibly Aphrodite

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Virtually complete caryatid mirror. Aphrodite stands with spread feet on a convex base with vertical fluting and three feline legs. She wears a Doric chiton the skirt of which she raises with her left hand; she extends a dove (attached by small solder point) in her right hand. Two winged Erotes...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (without provenance in his records); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, about 460 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 355; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).


Overall: 40.8 x 19.5 x 9 cm (16 1/16 x 7 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.) Other (Attached mount): 1 x 11 cm (3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical