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Mirror cover with Dionysos battling a giant

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Cover separated from mirror (98.673a). On the cover, Dionysos in battle with a giant, who is falling against his shield in a rocky landscape. Dionysos reaches toward the giant's hair with his left hand and was probably hurling a thunderbolt with the right. Below the group, a rosette, to which a...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: seen at Corinth. Provenience not stated: probably Elis); 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, Late Classical Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 362; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.02 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.673b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical