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: Lobed mirror with birds, animals, and floral scrolls

Lobed mirror with birds, animals, and floral scrolls

Type
Mirror
Historical period(s)
Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Medium
Cast bronze and applied silver plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimension(s)
Diam x D: 24.7 x 1.6 cm (9 3/4 x 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1954.22
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Keyword(s)
casting, chasing, China, flower, gilding, horse, lion, phoenix, punching, repousse, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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