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Mirror cover with centaur and nymph

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Separated from mirror (96.714b). On the exterior of the mirror are a centaur and a nymph. He wears a panther-skin cloak and is pulling her along with his left hand on her wrist and his right arm around her waist. Below the group, a ring-handle. Part of the relief on the cover broken away. Green...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: This mirror was bought in Corinth, but was said to have come from Olympia [=Palaeopoiis].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 364; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.8 cm (6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.714a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical