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A Greek Bronze Mirror, circa late 4th Century B.C.
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 122,500 USD
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A Greek Bronze Mirror, circa late 4th Century B.C.
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 122,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Greek Bronze Mirror, circa late 4th Century B.C.

The cover decorated in applied repoussé relief with the head of a woman facing left within a guilloche border, and wearing a cloak draped around her shoulders, spiral-twisted penannular earring, and sakkos with dotted lattice pattern and ribbon, her finely modeled face with dotted pupil and incised iris and eyelashes.


Diameter 6 1/4 in. 15.9 cm.
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Provenance

private collection, Berlin, circa 1942
Mathias Komor, New York [G.252], 1981

Literature

Wolfgang Züchner, Griechische Klappspiegel (Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Ergänzungsheft; 14), Berlin, 1942, p. 84, KS 139, fig 109 (p. 197)
Agnes Schwarzmaier, Griechische Klappspiegel: Untersuchungen zu Typologie und Stil, Berlin, 1977, pp. 137, 184, and 334, Kat 244
Michael Pfrommer, "Hellenistisches Gold und ptolemäische Herrscher," Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum, vol. 2, 2001, p. 113, note 119

Catalogue Note

For a closely related example see M. Comstock and C. Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1971, p. 259, no. 372 (acquired in 1903, "said to come from Asia Minor or the Islands off its coast").

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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New York