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Lobed mirror

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

Lobed mirror

Date

Tang dynasty (AD 618-906)

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

D: 22.8 cm.

Reference

CVCSC 0375.A

Collection

Chinese

Status

On Display

This mirror, dating from the Tang dynasty, is decorated with an elaborate dragon motif surrounded by trailing clouds. Designs on earlier mirrors are usually symmetrical and have circular designs reflecting the round shape of the mirror.

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