16 September 2016
A SILVERY BRONZE CIRCULAR MIRROR
SUI DYNASTY (AD 581-618)
The central knob is encircled by six clouds and six muscular beasts amidst further clouds below a hachured band and an outer inscription band. There are areas of malachite and ferrous encrustation.
7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diam.), Japanese wood box
Acquired in Tokyo, 6 June 1985.
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