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Object Number:29-25-3B
Current Location: Asia Galleries
Currently On Display
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Tang Dynasty
Date Made: Tang Dynasty
Early Date: 618
Late Date: 906
Section:Asian
Materials:Silver
Bronze
Technique:Repousee
Iconography:Lion
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1929
Other Number:C 720 - Other Number

Description

Silver and bronze mirror. The back is inlaid with a repousse sheet of silver, set into a heavy eight lobed bronze mirror. The main design is of six cavorting lions enclosed by tendrils. There is a larger lion for the knob. The ring is a matted and stamped background. The silver inset is old but bronze may be a recent casting.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Silk Road Highlights Supplement (10 Feb 2011) View Objects in Exhibition
Five Thousand Years of Vanity (06 Jan 1944 - 28 Feb 1944) View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1938. Chinese bronzes of the Shang (1766-1122 B.C.) through the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) : an exhibition lent by American collectors and museums and shown in gallery D6 from October 19 through November 27.. New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 246View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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