From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number 92-1-56
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Section Asian
Materials Bronze | Cord | Silk
Inscription Language Chinese Language

Bronze mirror. Flat and round. One side has relief decoration of four Chinese characters (鸞鳳和鳴, luan feng he ming): "May the luan (fantastic bird) and the phoenix sing together harmoniously." A wish for marital concord, so this may have been a wedding gift.

There is a central boss with a red silk cord threaded through with an elaborate knot, metal fastener, and three-part tassel. The other side is flat, lightly gilt, and patinated in places.

Credit Line Received from various sources, pre-1992

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