Eight-lobed bronze mirror, showing a boat crossing the ocean, with dragon in the waves; probably representing souls crossing to the Isles of the Immortals, a Taoist concept. The characters at the top say "(Its) splendor as great as the light of the sun in the heavens." Fine patina, traces of weave-impression from the fabric in which this was wrapped in a tomb. Slight reflecting surface remains. Fine condition.
Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harold) Paumgarten
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