Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bronze mirror stand

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 9/16in. (24.3cm) Diameter: 7 13/16in (19.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1059a, b
Not on view
The woman supporting the mirror disk wears a peplos, a garment often made of wool that falls in heavy, predominantly vertical folds. She has a statuesque quality that is appropriate to her function here and contrasts with the lightly clad, active ladies disporting themselves on contemporary cups.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: II. Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(2): p. 18, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 751, pp. 255-56, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 93, fig. 56, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 81, 223, pl. 63b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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