Bronze mirror with design of interlaced circles and raised dots

Detail of a pattern
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  • Dimension

    Diam x D: 16.2 x 0.8 cm (6 3/8 x 5/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Circular bronze mirror with raised plain outer rim and a domed hemispherical pierced boss in the center. The main body of the back of the mirror is decorated with raised petal motif encircling the central boss and interlocked double circles (qianwen) with raised dots occurring at the point where the circles coincide. Clusters of five raised dots are arranged in the diamond-shaped areas formed by the interlocking double circles. A circle of raised dots and a single raised band enclose the overall design. Grayish-green mottled patina.
  • Provenance

    To 1974
    Mrs. Hubert Grigaut, Washington, DC [1]
    From 1974
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Hubert Grigaut, Washington, DC [2]
    [1] See letter to Mrs. Hubert Grigaut dated November 14, 1974, copy in object file, Collections Managment Office.
    [2] Object came to the Study Collection in 1974. See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Mrs. Hubert Grigaut
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Mrs. Hubert Grigaut
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