New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A GREEK BRONZE MIRROR CASE
classical period, circa mid 4th century b.c.
Circular in form, the lid with a female head in high relief in profile to the left, her wavy hair bound in a fillet, with loose strands falling on to each side of the neck, wearing a beaded necklace and an earring in the form of a winged Eros, the underside and the interior of the base with concentric circles
5.13/16 in. (14.7 cm.) diameter
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For a similar example said to be from Corinth, see no. 371 in Comstock and Vermule, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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