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  • Mirror, 12th century
    Iran
    Cast bronze; Diam. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1942 (42.136)

    This circular mirror without handle, originally held by means of a ribbon passed through the pierced knob on its back, represents an interesting example of mixed influences. Its shape follows Chinese models, while the well-wishing kufic inscription, the running animals, and the vegetal scroll motif covering the entire surface are purely Islamic.

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  • Mirror, 12th century
    Iran
    Cast bronze; Diam. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1942 (42.136)

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