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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Bronze mirror stand

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 480–460 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 9/16in. (24.3cm) Diameter: 7 13/16in (19.9 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1059a, b
  • Description

    The woman supporting the mirror disk wears a peplos, a garment often made of wool that falls in heavy, predominantly vertical folds. She has a statuesque quality that is appropriate to her function here and contrasts with the lightly clad, active ladies disporting themselves on contemporary cups.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 751, pp. 255-56.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 93, fig. 56.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 81, 223, pl. 63b.

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