The girl stands on a frog, and the traces of feline feet at her shoulders must have belonged to animals that helped in the support of the mirror disk. She wears a band decorated with a ring and amulets and holds cymbals in her hands. Like the nude female supporting a mirror in an adjacent case (38.11.3), this figure was probably made by a Laconian artist.
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Title:Bronze mirror support in the form of a nude girl
Date:ca. 540–530 BCE
Dimensions:H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
Credit Line:The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Said to be from Kourion, Cyprus
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