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Mirror wth Orpheus

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Bronze circular tang mirror. On the reverse of a mirror, there is a border of a double spray of laurel or olive leaves. Orpheus sits facing the right, on a rocky landscape. He is playing the lyre. Before him sits a doe. Behind Orpheus are two ravens. At the bottom center is a small...

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Provenance

By 1897: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245) Provenance said to be Corchiano (R. D. De Puma, CSE, USA 2, pp. 23, 36-37 (no. 14), 48, 126-129, figs. 14a-d)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Late Classical Period, 400–350 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 387; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.207

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical