University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 48-2-4
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: Ming Dynasty - Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Bronze
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other NumberL-2-338 - Old Loan Number

Description

Marriage mirror. Back shows a man and a woman, with three lucky symbols: a crane for Longevity, ingot of precious metal (the mirror-boss) for Wealth, and conventionalized books for Wisdom.


Bibliography:

[Article] Cammann, Schuyler. 1955. Significant Patterns on Chinese Bronze Mirrors. Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America. 9: 43-62. : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 17View Objects cited in this Publication

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