Mirror - ROM2005_3969_1



Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: Reportedly from Jincun, Luoyang, Henan province, China
Date: c 250-150 BC
Period: Qin-Han period
1 x 23.3 cm
Object number: 930.21.186
Credit Line: Bishop William C. White Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of China
DescriptionThe typical bronze Chinese mirror was round, with its flat, reflecting face polished to produce a reflection of near-glass clarity, and the reverse was decorated in one way or another about a central loop or knob. The main decorative motifs on this mirror are scrolling dragons and two open zig-zag lozenges in linear relief, on a ground of fine spirals.
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