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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1951.109
Title
Stone Mold for Casting a Bronze Mirror
Classification
Tools and Equipment
Work Type
mold
Date
Xin to Eastern Han period, 1st-2nd century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, Eastern Han period, 25-220 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203245
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Stone mold with carved and incised designs
Dimensions
H. 20.2 x W. 18.2 x D. 1.5 cm (7 15/16 x 7 3/16 x 9/16 in.)
mirror: Diam. 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer in honor of Langdon Warner
Accession Year
1951
Object Number
1951.109
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Susan Costello, "An Investigation of Early Chinese Bronze Mirrors at the Harvard University Art Museums" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2005), Unpublished, pp. 1-25 passim

Exhibition History

Ancient Chinese Metal Technology, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Cambridge, 04/29/1977 - 10/30/1977

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