|Current Location:||Collections storage|
|Date Made:||1115 - 1234 CE|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from Rev. Edward W. Thwing; subscription of Robert C. H. Brock, 1902|
Chinese bronze mirror. Relatively late, though it borrows from Han mirror design in terms of ornament. The four characters read: 貴家富宗 (Gui jia fu zong): "May the family be noble and the lineage prosperous." It has the image of a coin embedded in the decoration, which bears the characters: 大定通, a Jin Dynasty (Jurchen) issued coin, although the characters are hard to read. This dates the mirror to after the 12th century. The mirror may be contemporary with the coin's issue.
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