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Mirror cover exterior with Eros and seated Aphrodite

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Separated from Inside (01.7514a). On the cover of the mirror, Aphrodite, clad in a chiton and ample himation, is seated to the left on a rock. Eros, clad in a small chlamys, flies down from the left to embrace her. At Aphrodite's feet, a goose, and, just below, the ring-handle. A piece from the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: once in Corinth [1897].); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, 280–270 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Taranto, Apulia, Italy (possibly made at)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 368; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 123 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.9 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.7514b

Medium or Technique

Silvered bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Cosmetic and Medical