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Goldsheet-applied mirror

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Goldsheet-applied mirror

Date

Tang dynasty (AD 618-906)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

D: 22 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0371.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

This mirror is richly decorated with an animal and foliage design surrounded by scrolls. Mirrors were valuable objects and were buried in tombs for use in the afterlife. The use of gold in this mirror attests the wealth and status of its owner.

Goldsheet-applied mirror Tang dynasty (AD 618-906) © Compton Verney