London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A GREEK BRONZE MIRROR AND STAND
CIRCA MID-5TH CENTURY B.C.
The handle in the form of a young woman clad in Ionic chiton with overfold, holding a dove in her extended right hand and the edge of her garment in her left, she stands on a low circular footstool with three leonine feet, the attachment to the additional mirror disc consisting of a stylized tendril ending in two volutes, the back of the disc with circle decoration
10¼ in. (26.2 cm.) high
Formerly in the collection of Dr. Dr. h. c. S. Schweizer, Switzerland: Sotheby's London, 15 July 1980, lot 100.
European private collection (lots 236-265 and 352).
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