University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:48-2-2
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Korean
Provenience: Korea
Period: Koryo Dynasty
Date Made: Koryo Dynasty
Early Date: 918
Late Date: 1392
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Outside Diameter:13.3 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:L-2-336 - Old Loan Number

Description

Eight-lobed bronze mirror, pattern borrowed from a Chinese prototype of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE), may have been actually made in mold made from a Tang original, judging by character of casting, which is somewhat crude and indistinct. Obverse has superb patina, excellent example of original reflecting surface and patination.


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