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Chinese bronze mirror with two beaded dragons

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An image of Mirror. Unknown maker, China. Circular bronze mirror of slight convex curvature with two beaded dragons, three-clawed, scaly, chasing flaming pearls, the plain central knob surrounded by a zone of rays or lotus petals, the decorated side showing brown metal and some dare patination. Bronze, the mirror side bright green, 618-907. T’ang Dynasty (618-906).

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Mirror. Unknown maker, China. Circular bronze mirror of slight convex curvature with two beaded dragons, three-clawed, scaly, chasing flaming pearls, the plain central knob surrounded by a zone of rays or lotus petals, the decorated side showing brown metal and some dare patination. Bronze, the mirror side bright green, 618-907. T’ang Dynasty (618-906).

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  • Accession Number: O.18-2010
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1016 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 167.62kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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AD bronze Chinese circular dragons Fitz_AA lotus lotus flower lotus petal mirror patina patinated patination round scales scaly T'ang Dynasty Tang Dynasty

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