Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Mirror handle
Findspot: Found at Athens
Summary: Female figurine serving as mirror handle
Object Function: Ornament
Material: Bronze
Sculpture Type: Vessel ornament
Category: Single monument
Style: Early Classical
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 460 BC
Scale: Miniature
Region: Attica
Period: Early Classical


Subject Description: A female figure, wearing a belted chiton, serves as the handle of the mirror. The disk that comprises the mirror is ornamented around the circumference with small dogs and roosters. Two winged Erotes fly down to the shoulders of the woman.

Condition: Intact

Sources Used: Stais 1907, 282