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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.52.162
Title
Octofoil Mirror with Relief Decoration of Two Lions and Two Phoenixes against a Floral Arabesque
Classification
Mirrors
Work Type
mirror
Date
8th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204115
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cast bronze with traces of gold over a lacquer (?) substrate
Dimensions
Diam. 24 cm (9 7/16 in.)
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop purchased from Yamanaka & Co., New York
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.52.162
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Art Museums" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 2005), Unpublished, pp. 1-25 passim

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