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Bronze relief from a mirror

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) W. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.88
  • Description

    Aphrodite seated on a rock with two Erotes and a swan

    Aphrodite's connection to the swan is not mentioned in literature, although the two often appear together in ancient art. Perhaps the most common mythological depiction of the swan is in association with Leda, the goddess who was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a swan.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 107, p. 66.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 111, 249, pl. 89e.

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