21 - 22 March 2013
A SMALL SILVERY BRONZE 'LION AND GRAPEVINE' MIRROR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The back is cast in high relief in the center with a crouching animal-form loop surrounded by four bushy-tailed animals frolicking between birds amidst fruiting grapevine that continues over the raised border into the outer field in which birds and insects are shown in flight below a band of small clouds on the rim.
4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam.
Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.
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