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Mirror with Minerva, Venus, and Juno

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The scene may be part of the Judgement of Paris. Athena, Aphrodite, and Hera (?) are seen in a landscape setting. Athena, in helmet and chiton, holds her spear and rests against shield and aegis. A nude goddess (Hera?) sits on the former on the balustrade of the steps (an altar?) where Aphrodite...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., May 14, 1969

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–200

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 400A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.71

Medium or Technique

Gilt bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical