The mirror disk fit into the curved surface above; the tang below was inserted into a handle made
of ivory, bone, or wood. Eros was a popular decorative motif on ancient Greek mirrors, and his presence emphasized the association between comeliness and erotic love.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. "Newly Acquired Bronzes–Greek, Etruscan, and Roman." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 19(5): pp. 144, 148, fig. 17.