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Mirror (Square, Lion and Grapevine)

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Mirror (Square, Lion and Grapevine), n. d.
6 5/16 in. x 6 5/16 in. x 3/8 in. (16 cm x 16 cm x 1 cm)

Object Type: Decorative Arts
Technique: Metalworking
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Helen K. Powell
Accession Number: 0298

Sticker: "26," label: 41 T'ang Loyang March '47, P1.

Cast and worked silver.

Object Description
Large, square silver mirror, with a crouching lion boss. The inner field is square with a pearl border dividing rim. Four directional creatures move clockwise around the boss. The field has groupings of grape bunches and leaves which appear to extend from the corners of the dividing rim. The outer field has twelve creatures of the zodiac which move counterclockwise around the field. There is a background of undulating vines.

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