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A ROMAN GILT-BRONZE MIRROR COVER, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

A ROMAN GILT-BRONZE MIRROR COVER, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

A ROMAN GILT-BRONZE MIRROR COVER, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 GBP

A ROMAN GILT-BRONZE MIRROR COVER, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.


repoussé in low relief with the group of the Three Graces standing in their usual arrangement, the two outer figures holding stalks of wheat, and flanked by a seated figure of Eros to the left and a thymiaterion to the right.

Diameter 12.6 cm.


Minor chips to outer circumference. Surface somewhat worn overall. Back with areas of lead solder. 

Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. (1909-1988), acquired circa 1940-1950

Foy C. Casper, Jr. (1941-2002), former conservator at the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia

Most Roman bronze mirrors featuring the Three Graces show them flanked by an oinochoe on the left and a crater on the right, each standing on a square pedestal; see E. Milleker, Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol. 23, 1988, pp. 69ff. (with a list of examples known at the time on p. 81).