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Five T mirror

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Five T mirror

Date

Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States Period (475-221 BC)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

D:15.5 cm

Reference

CVCSC 0393.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

This is the oldest mirror in the Compton Verney collection, dating to the Warring States period. The five T-shapes on this mirror are known as the shan (or mountain) designs, because they resemble the Chinese character for mountain. Very similar designs have been found in woven and embroidered fabrics from the period.

Five T mirror Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States Period (475-221 BC) © Compton Verney