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Bronze support for a mirror

Period:
Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Locrian ?
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 5 7/16 x 3 3/4in. (13.9 x 9.5cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1958
Accession Number:
58.11.3
  • Description

    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.

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