19 - 20 September 2013
A BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' CIRCULAR MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
The mirror is cast in the center with a crouching beast-form loop surrounded by two pairs of 'lions', a goose and a peacock amidst grapevine, and in the outer field with various birds and insects amidst further grapevine below a narrow border of florets.
5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) diam.
Frank Caro Gallery, New York, December 1965.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.
Else Sackler Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
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