A BRONZE 'TLV' MIRROR
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE MASSACHUSETTS COLLECTION
A BRONZE 'TLV' MIRROR

EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 25-220)

Details
A BRONZE 'TLV' MIRROR
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 25-220)
The central knob rises from a quatrefoil motif within a square cast in high relief with twelve raised bosses separating the characters of an inscription. The outer field is decorated with a 'TLV' pattern, eight bosses and various celestial animals within narrow bands enclosing an inscription and hatchured lines, all below a dogtooth border and a band of clouds.
6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diam., cloth box
Provenance
Acquired in Pennsylvania, 2 April 1987.

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Lot Essay

A silvery bronze mirror cast with similar decoration is in the Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, illustrated by Toru Nakano, Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China, Hong Kong, 1994, pp. 140-41, where the author describes the design as a Han dynasty representation of the universe.
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