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Mirror cover with winged Eros

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The cover has separated from its mirror (98.671b). On the exterior, in relief, a winged Eros, seated to the left, rides a dolphin to the right, over waves. Eros holds a dove in his right hand, and there is a cloak draped over his right arm. Green patina, with cleaned areas and areas of encrustation.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection (published in La Collection Tyszkiewicz, 1897, as found at Corinth); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 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, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 361; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.671a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical