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Part of a bronze box mirror

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam.: 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1940
Accession Number:
40.11.19a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This object is half of a box mirror; it would have covered the reflecting surface, with the two parts attached by a hinge. The concentric rings indicate the workmanship applied even to the inside of a luxury object.
NOTE - THIS IS PART B ONLY, ADJUST ACC. NO.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. "A Bronze Mirror of the Hellenistic Period." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 36(8): p. 168-70, figs. 1-2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 126, 265, pl. 105h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

de Puma, Richard Daniel. 2013. Etruscan Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 189, New Haven and London: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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