15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY OF THE SANO ART MUSEUM, MISHIMA CITY, SHIZUOKA
A SILVERY BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
SUI DYNASTY (AD 581-618)
The central knob is surrounded by trefoil motifs within a square border. The main field is cast in relief with four muscular, leonine beasts shown amidst clouds and separated by four V-shaped angles issuing from a narrow bead border encircled by a raised sawtooth border and an outer inscription band below a further sawtooth border at the raised rim.
6¼ in. (16 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box
Kipei Takeuchi (1873-1960).
Ryuichi Sano (1889-1977), acquired in Tokyo, 1950s.
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