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Mirror: O.202-1946

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Maker(s)

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Description

Mirror made from white bronze. It has a wide raised rim with crouching dragons in slight relief. Inscription around the central boss reads cho-yi-shi-sou "everlasting sons and grandsons". Between the rim and central fiels in a band of seven mythical creatures.

Notes

History note: Bought from Tonying October 1927. Chinese exhibition Manchester 1936 No 115

Legal notes

Oscar C Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Chinese Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Circa -0206 - 220

Materials used in production

Bronze

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: cho-yi-shi-sou
  • Type: Inscription

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.202-1946
Primary reference Number: 138313
Oscar Raphael number: 29
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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