Bronze with silver inlays
Overall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1947.68
This elaborate figure served as a handle or support for a patera, a shallow dish.
Standing on a triangular base, this winged female figure twists her body while admiring herself in the small mirror held in her left hand. Nearly nude, she wears sandals as well as a leopard or panther skin and jewelry inlaid with silver. Above her head and wings, a small portion of a patera, or shallow offering dish, survives. Inscriptions identify similar winged female figures elsewhere in Etruscan art as Lasas, often together with Turan (an Etruscan goddess analogous to the Greek Aphrodite).
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