134. A bronze mirror
A bronze mirror
Late Sui dynasty/early Tang dynasty
With a decoration of four running mythical animals and plant motifs, encircled by an extensive inscription.
Diam. 10.2 cm
– Auction Sotheby’s, London, 15 February 1977, lot 18
– Private collection, The Netherlands
For an identical mirror, see: D.H. Graham et al., Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China: Donald H. Graham Jr. Collection, Orientations Magazine, Hong Kong, 1994, page 204-205.
Added a translation of the inscription.