Greek, Argive / Mirror with a support in the form of a draped woman / ca. 460-450 B.C.Greek, Argive
Mirror with a support in the form of a draped woman
ca. 460-450 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Greek
Creator Active Place: Argive
Creator Name-CRT: Greek, Argive
Title: Mirror with a support in the form of a draped woman
Title Type: Object name
View: Alternate View
Creation Start Date: -46
Creation End Date: -45
Creation Date: ca. 460-450 B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Bronzes
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H. 15 15/16 in. (40.41 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1972.118.78
Credit Line: Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971

The integration of three-dimensional figures into the design of a functional object is a hallmark of Greek art. A variety of elements - human, animal, and mythological - animate this mirror disk. Supporting the mirror is a statuette of a woman standing on a base, her simple woolen peplos falling in columnar folds. Her serious expression and quiet stance are typical of the restrained early Classical statues created from about 480 to 450 B.C. Two winged Erotes hover about her head. A hound chases a hare up either side of the disk; a siren, part bird and part woman, perches on the top.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1972.118.78
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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