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Bronze mirror

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350 B.C.
Culture:
Etruscan
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm); diameter 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.260
  • Description

    The image of Eros assisting the fishing Aphrodite may be derived from similar representations on
    red-figure Greek pottery. While its significance is unknown, the image of the goddess and her son fishing may allude to the pursuit of love and its unpredictability.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 814, pp. 280-81.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

    Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneleise, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1986. Atherion-Eros, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 3. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen, Eros, no. 824g.

    Bonfante, Larissa. 1997. New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corpus Speculorun Etruscorum, Vol. U.S.A. 3. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 12, pp. 43-44, figs. 12a-d.

    Bonfante, Larissa. 1997. Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum: U.S.A. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. 3. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 12, pp. 43-44, figs. 12a-d.

    de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 6.14, p. 182.

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