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唐 鳥獸紋銀鏡背
Mirror Back with Birds and Animals in Repoussé

Period:
Tang dynasty (618–907)
Date:
8th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Diam. 9 11/16 in. (24.6 cm)
Classification:
Mirrors
Credit Line:
Gift of Ernest Erickson Foundation, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.214.22
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
Originally attached to the back of a bronze mirror, this silver disk is richly decorated with fantastic birds and felines frolicking amid lotus tendrils against a background finely stippled with a punch ring.
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