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Mirror with three youths

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On the back of the mirror, a group of three youths. The one at the right plays the double flute; the one in the middle is just finishing a jump; and the third, holding a strigil, walks away from the others. Palmette below and thick cluster of ivy leaves all around. Light green patina and...

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Provenance

By 1892: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome. 1892.); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 376; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

95.73

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical