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Mirror (Square Inscription)

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Mirror (Square Inscription), n. d.
Bronze
3 5/16 in. x 3 5/16 in. x 1/16 in. (8.4 cm x 8.41 cm x 0.2 cm)


Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen K. Powell
Accession Number: 0297


Marks
Label: Ching, Loyang, March '47, Powell 34.

Medium
Cast and worked bronze.

Object Description
Square bronze mirror, with no boss, and an inscription covering the entire field. The author of the inscription is Hsueh Hsu-Kung, he resides in Hu-ch'eng. It reads:
Being empty inside
and square on the outside
This (the mirror) would not be dirtied
It (the mirror) reflects everything.

Related Objects
Identical to Pomona's Todd collection mirror 839.

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