5 December 2012
PROPERTY FROM A NEW ENGLAND COLLECTION
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE MIRROR
CIRCA MID 3RD CENTURY B.C.
The circular disk engraved on one side with two stylized standing figures in mirror-image juxtaposition, likely the Dioskouroi, each wearing a Phrygian cap and a long belted tunic, a small oval, perhaps a star, between them, a concave-sided extension below, with an incised and stippled palmette, the handle terminating in a stylized animal head
9 5/16 in. (23.6 cm.) high
Acquired by the current owner's father, New York, prior to 1980.
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This mirror is part of a large class with similar engraved scenes, Mansuelli's "maestri delle Lase e Dioscuri." For a similar example see no. 1, pp. 15-16, pls. 1a-1b in De Puma, Corpus Speculorum Etruscorum, U.S.A. 1: Midwestern Collections.
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