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Mirror with Peleus and Thetis

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On the back, Peleus, in helmet and chlamys, grasps Thetis, who wears a short tunic and is winged. Double border, waterleaf and vine within, palmette at bottom. Inscribed: (add).

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William deForest Thomson to MFA, June 26, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Italic, Etruscan or Modern, Hellenistic Period or Modern, 3rd century B.C.–early 20th century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 390; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.314

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical