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Mirror cover with Dionysos battling a giant

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Cover separated from mirror (01.7516a). On the cover, Dionysos seizes a young giant by the hair. The giant, who tries to break the grip with his left hand and grasp the god's chin with the right, falls into a landscape with small stones. Below the giant's right leg is a small, circular shield,...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London from a Greek dealer.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 310 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 363; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).


Diameter: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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