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Bronze box mirror

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
2nd quarter of the 4th century B.C. or later
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
diameter 6 1/8 in. (15.5cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.256a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
In relief, head of a woman

The box mirror came into use toward the end of the fifth century B.C. Under the protective cover is the mirror, a cast-bronze disk with a highly polished surface. The relief on the cover was hammered separately and applied.
Robinson, Edward. 1908. "New Accessions in the Classical Department: IV Five Greek Mirrors." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(4): pp. 67–68, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 759, pp. 257, 259–60, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 119, fig. 75, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 148, 151, fig. 104, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 148, 151, fig. 104, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 96, 237, pl. 77b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1984. Vol. 2: Aphrodisias-Athena. Aphrodite, no. 1123, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Mertens, Joan R. 1985. "Greek Bronzes in the Metropolitan Museum of Art." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 43(2): no. 28, pp. 43, 45.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 196, pp. 169, 440, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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