15 September 2011
A BRONZE FIGURAL MIRROR
EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
The large knob surrounded by a narrow decorative band and an outer field of four seated immortals surrounded by numerous Daoist figures, dignitaries, entertainers, four nipples encircled by beaded borders, and four brief inscriptions, all crisply cast within a hatchured band below dogtooth and cloud bands on the canted rim, the outer edge also canted, with mottled dark silvery grey and milky olive patina
8 7/8 in. (22.6 cm.) diam.
Acquired in Palm Springs, California, November 1996.
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