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Mirror: O.17-1984

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Rectangular mirror with dragons. Bronze. This rectangular mirror has a raised rim and a central knob pierced with a hole. It is decorated in low relief with a pair of dragons among stylised clouds chasing a pearl which is formed by the knob. The piece is covered with green patination.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.5 cm
Length: 18.5 cm
Width: 15.6 cm

Relative size of this object

18.5 cm5 mm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-07-23) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs

Dating

Koryo Dynasty
12th Century
13th Century
Circa 1100 - 1300

Components of the work

Decoration

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Patinating

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.17-1984
Primary reference Number: 16570
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 3 March 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Mirror" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/16570 Accessed: 2022-07-03 01:26:17

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{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/16570 |title=Mirror |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-03 01:26:17|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

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