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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
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Seated Eros

The mirror disk fit into the curved surface above; the tang below was inserted into a handle made of ivory, bone, or wood.
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. "Newly Acquired Bronzes–Greek, Etruscan, and Roman." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 19(5): pp. 144, 148, fig. 17.

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