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|Date Made:||8th Century CE|
|Credit Line:||Purchased from H. Yatsuhashi, 1953|
|Other Number:||CG2000-1-229 - Found in Collection Number|
Mirror made of white speculum metal with enough legitimate patina to indicate its age, which is also indicated by the type. It is very white, as they all were, because for symbolic reasons they were quicksilvered. The decoration includes five lions representing the five directions and the five elements. Iin the outer ring are auspicious birds with grapes and grape leaves. The outermost border is of conventionalized clouds to represent the rim of the dome of the sky. Therefore, the whole is a cosmic diagram.
Current & Past Exhibitions:
|Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)||View Objects in Exhibition|
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