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Object Number: 29-25-3A
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: Tang Dynasty
Early Date: 618
Late Date: 906
Depth: 16.5cm
Outside Diameter:18cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929
Other NumberC 720 - Other Number


Mirror. Silver and bronze. Back is inlaid with a repousse sheet of silver, set into a heavy 8 lobed bronze mirror. The main design is of six cavorting lions enclosed by tendrils. There is a larger lion for the knob. Ring matted stamped background. Silver inset is old but bronze may be a recent casting.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)View Objects in Exhibition
Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Gyllensvard, Bo. 1957. T'ang Gold and Silver.View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Royal Academy of Arts. 1935. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 50, No. 664View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] 1930. A Chinese Mirror of the T'ang Dynasty. The University Museum Bulletin. 1 (2): 18-21. : Page/Fig./Plate: plate VIIIView Objects cited in this Publication

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