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Mirror (Lobed Lion and Grapevine)

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Mirror (Lobed Lion and Grapevine), n. d.
5 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. x 5/16 in. (13.6 cm x 13.6 cm x 0.8 cm)

Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen K. Powell
Accession Number: 0291

Ju-hsi Chou, "Circles of Reflection," exhibition catalog, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, 2002, p.71.

Tag: T'ang, Loyang March '47.

Cast bronze with a silvered surface.

Object Description
Heavy, eight-lobed mirror with a large, crouching animal boss. The central field is decorated with four birds alternating with a plant motif which rises to the outer dividing rim. The rim has a floral design and the lobes contain plant motifs, typical of the linghua style.

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