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Mirror and handle with the birth of Helen, bronze. Italy  400-350 B.C.    [Museum of Fine Arts - Boston]
Bronze mirror | Praenestine | Hellenistic | The Met
AN ETRUSCAN BRONZE CARYATID MIRROR, CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
Mirror with a picture of the Judgment of Paris. Bronze. First half of the 3rd century B.C.E. Inv. No. 293. Tarquinia, National Archaeological Museum.
Mirror with Paris, Helen and the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux. Etruscan, 2nd century BC  Bronze.
Etruscan mirror: Dioscurs, Minerva, Venus. © Foto: Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Bronze patera (shallow bowl with handle), late 4th-early 3rd century BC. | The handle of this patera depicts a beautiful winged female, probably an Etruscan lasa. These nymph-like creatures are often associated with the goddess Turan, the Etruscan version of the Roman Venus, but they also act as facilitators for lovers and guardians of innocent victims, especially children.| Female figures of this type inscribed Lasa are frequently found engraved on Etruscan mirrors.
The Etruscans were much concerned with divination, whether by watching the flight of birds, or examining the entrails of sacrificial victims. This bronze liver shows the organ divided into the different sections for each god, which must all have had specific meanings for the augur.
Drawing from an Etruscan mirror: Semele embracing her son Dionysus, with Apollo looking on and a satyr playing an aulos.
Etruscan mirror: Dioscurs, Minerva, Venus. © Foto: Antikensammlung der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
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