|Current Location:||Collections Storage|
|Date Made:||Tang Dynasty|
|Credit Line:||Gift of James I. Hykes, 1974|
Round bronze mirror. Reverse side is concave with ornamentation in relief along concentric circles. Outer border decorated by 16 stylized fish/reptiles(?). Middle band shows 12 birds on grape-vines with bunches of grapes. Inner band shows 4 lions lying among grape-vines(with grape bunches) on the 4 directions. At the center is an animal(the 5th lion), its body forming a raised loop for suspending cord.
|[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1953. "The Lion and Grape Patterns on Chinese Bronze Mirrors". Artibus Asiae. Dresden. Vol. XVI. no. 4. pg. 265-291 Actual Citation||View Objects related to this Actual Citation|
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