Bronze mirror


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

Peleus, Thetis, and Galene

Pele (Greek: Peleus) surprises his bride, Thethis (Greek: Thetis), who is assisted by the nereid Calaina (Greek: Galene) as she gazes into a mirror. Between Peleus and Thetis, who later became the parents of Achilles, is an engraved toiletries box with lid ajar to reveal various toilet items, including a perfume applicator and two perfume vases. The superb quality of the engraving has assured this mirror's fame.

#1217. Bronze Mirror

Bronze mirror, Bronze, Etruscan

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