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Mirror Cover with Eros and erotic scene (symplegma)

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Cover separated from mirror (RES.08.32c.1). On the cover, within raised concentric rings, symplegma on a couch with two large pillows. Above, Eros flies to the right, holding a fillet in his outstretched hands. Engraved inside the cover on a silvered surface, symplegma on the edge of a similar...

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By 1896-1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Baron Hirsch's estate [?] through a dealer. Bought probably between 1896 and 1898. Originally from Corinth.); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 340–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 369; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), pp. 098-099.


Overall: 17.5 x 2.5 cm (6 7/8 x 1 in.) Other: 17.5cm (6 7/8in.)

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Medium or Technique

Bronze and silvered bronze


The Ancient World


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