16 September 2016
A SILVERY BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
The central knob is encircled by a band of nine nipples within C-scrolls, a narrow scrolling foliate band and an outer band of eight roundels with central nipple alternating with various animals and birds, all within hatchured borders below sawtooth and cloud bands on the raised rim. There are areas of malachite encrustation, some with fabric impressions.
7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box
Acquired in Tokyo, 6 June 1985.
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