Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bronze mirror stand

Period:
Classical
Date:
2nd half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze, iron, silver
Dimensions:
H.: 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1144
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The supporting figures of most caryatid mirrors make no reference to their function. The figure here, however, helps to support the mirror disk. In this respect, she resembles the figural handles of shallow bowls.
Said to have been found in Macedonia

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1907. "New Greek and Roman Acquisitions: II. Bronzes." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2(2): pp. 18-9, fig. 5.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 86, pp. 55-56, New York: Gilliss Press.

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

Congdon, Lenore O. Keene. 1981. Caryatid Mirrors of Ancient Greece: Technical, Stylistic and Historical Considerations of an Archaic and Early Classical Bronze Series. p. 91, fig. 94, Mainz: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

Walter-Karydi, Elena. 2000. Myrtos: Mneme Ioulias Vokotopoulou. p. 650, fig. 14, Thessaloniki: Hypourgéio Politismóu, Aristotéleio Panepist´emio.

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