Bronze mirror


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

Satyr and maenad

The motif of satyr chasing maenad is one of the most popular erotic subjects in both Etruscan and Greek art. The use of this composition for a circular mirror is a reminder of its frequent appearance on the interiors of Greek cups. In both cases, it is perfectly adapted to this tondo shape.

Bronze mirror, Bronze, Etruscan

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