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Octagonal mirror with animals, flowerets, and floral scrolls
late 7th–first half of the 8th century

Early or mid-Tang dynasty

Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
H: 0.7 W: 5.6 D: 0.8 cm


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