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Mirror with satyrs and maenad

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Engraved tang mirror On the reverse of the mirror, two older bearded satyrs with sickles trim grapes from the vine. The grape vine serves as a border. The satyr at left, in three-quarter view, wears a nebris. In the center, a maenad supports a basket of grapes on her shoulder. Dark brown...

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Provenance

By 1903: with E. P. Warren (bought in Paris); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, March 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Italic, Etruscan, Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 385; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 15.1 cm (5 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.991

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical