Exhibitions/ Art Object

Bronze mirror

Late Classical
ca. 350 B.C.
length 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm); diameter 7 1/16 in. (18 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170
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.
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Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 814, pp. 280-81, New York: Gilliss Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, 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. Eros, no. 824g, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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

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

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