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Exterior of mirror cover with Thetis riding a hippocamp

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The relief decoration is detached from the outside of the mirror cover (98.672b). The relief and cover are separated from the mirror and handle (98.672a). Thetis, half-draped, rides to the right on a hippocamp, with scaly tail. She is holding a muscled cuirass with circular and long pteryges....

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have been found in Corinth); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 300–290 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 366; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.672c

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical