A LARGE SILVER-GREY BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION
A LARGE SILVER-GREY BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR

EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 25-220)

Details
A LARGE SILVER-GREY BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (AD 25-220)
The large central knob is encircled by a beaded band, and two horse-drawn chariots separated from the White Tiger and the Green Dragon by four nipples within beaded circles, and interspersed with kneeling Daoist immortals, all crisply cast within a hatchured border below a band of dragon/cloud scroll on the canted rim. The patina is silvery grey and mottled milky green in color.
8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Acquired in New York, 1990.

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Lot Essay

A bronze mirror dated to the Han dynasty, of slightly smaller size (20.8 cm.), with similar depictions of horse-drawn chariots, but interspersed with pairs of immortals rather than the White Tiger and Green Dragon as on the present mirror, is illustrated in Bronze Articles for Daily Use, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 120-21, no. 101.
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