Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Bronze handle of a mirror

Date:
6th–5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Other: 3in. (7.6cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5418
Not on view
Only the attachment, decorated with volutes in relief, and a small part of the tang are preserved. At the top is a flanged edge into which the mirror fitted. The tang would have been inserted into a handle of wood, bone, or ivory. This mirror fragment was found on Cyprus.
Found on Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4801, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 747, p. 255, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 96, 236, pl. 76f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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