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Mirror with three cupids with garlands and fruits

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Bronze, silver face, repoussé back with scene in rolled fillet molding. Three Erotes in cloaks trip to right beneath a garland. Left in figure pours libation from oinochoe, holds thyros; center figure, winged, supports figure on right who holds wreath and reversed torch. Below groundline, ears...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Joseph Ternbach Collection (A Glimpse into the Past: The Joseph Ternbach Collection, Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 1981-1982, no. 162: said to be from Anatolia); by 1987: with Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, New York 10021 (auction, November 24, 1987, lot 168); purchased by MFA at Sotheby's auction, November 24, 1987 and accessioned April 27, 1988

Credit Line

Gift of Esther D. Anderson, Nancy A. Claflin, Suzanne R. Dworsky, and Josephine L. Murray

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, about A.D. 200

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 096.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8.9 cm (3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1988.232

Medium or Technique

Bronze, with silver and gilding

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical