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Caryatid Mirror Stand in the form of a female (Aphrodite?) who stands on a concave base. She wears an Ionic chiton with concealed belt. She holds the edge of her garment in the left hand and raises a small round object in her right hand (an apple?). A fillet or diadem around her crown is...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From a Greek dealer in London, who probably had it from Paris); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 490 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 353; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 22.4 cm (8 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7483

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical