Mirror

Reverse decorated with casting in relief showing twelve cyclical animals and other symbolic motifs; silver gray- bronze with incurstations of cuprite and malachite on the face; 40-character inscription.

Historical period(s)
Sui dynasty, 581-618
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1.3 x 21.3 x 21.3 cm (1/2 x 8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1955.14
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
animal, casting, China, inscription, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), WWII-era provenance, zodiac
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Reverse decorated with casting in relief showing twelve cyclical animals and other symbolic motifs; silver gray- bronze with incurstations of cuprite and malachite on the face; 40-character inscription.

Published References
  • Archibald Gibson Wenley. A Chinese Sui Dynasty Mirror. vol. 25, no. 273 Washington and Zurich, 1962. p. 143.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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