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"Mirror" with Aphrodite with a bride in her lap, Eros and Peitho

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Terracotta plaque in the form of the cover of bronze mirror-case. Aphrodite is seated with a bride on her lap, a swan by her knees. Standing by her side is Peitho (Persuasion) and a winged Eros. An Ionic column at right. The hinge of the mirror is shown at the top. Broken but repaired.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Corinth.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1899

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 300–250 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Dimensions

Overall: 19.8 x 19 x 3 cm (7 13/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.821

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Reproductions