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China Anonymous, Chinese
Mirror (Inscription), n. d.
1 15/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 3/16 in. (4.92 cm x 5 cm x 0.48 cm)

Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 0278

"Circles of Reflection," exhibition catalog, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002, p.35.

Cast bronze.

Object Description
Round bronze mirror with a medium domed boss set on an outward arc base. The mirror is decorated with three fields. The inner field consists of a cog wheel which lies around the boss base. The cogs have long needle endings extending to this field's outer rim. The basic pattern cogs are divided by four flat discs, each of which has three parallel lines extending to the dividing rim.

The middle field has an inscription set between heavy dividing lines.

The outer field also has an inscription, set between two striated bands.

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