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Mirror with Taoist deities, mythical beasts, and inscriptions
Place of Origin: China, Hubei province, Wu region; Jiangsu-Zhejiang region
Historical Period: Eastern Han dynasty (25-220)
Materials: Bronze
Dimensions: H. 3/8 in x Diam. 8 1/4 in
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Metal Arts
Object Number: B60B597
On Display: No

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Inscriptions: Inscription. Around the central knob the nine characters alternated with round bosses read Great good luck, fortune, nobility; long life and blessing to generations after generations.

Exhibition History: "Chinese Treasures from the Avery Brundage Collection", Asia House Gallery (New York) 1/18/1968-3/3/1968, Detroit Institute of Arts 3/26/1968-5/7/1968, The Art Institute of Chicago 6/5/1968-7/7/1968, Honolulu Academy of Arts 8/1/1968-9/15/1968, Seattle Art Museum 10/15/1968-11/24/1968, Portland Art Museum 12/5/1968-12/27/1968, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1/15/1969-2/16/1969

"Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past", May 18 - September 2, 2012
Inscriptions: Inscription. Around the central knob the nine characters alternated with round bosses read Great good luck, fortune, nobility; long life and blessing to generations after generations.

Exhibition History: "Chinese Treasures from the Avery Brundage Collection", Asia House Gallery (New York) 1/18/1968-3/3/1968, Detroit Institute of Arts 3/26/1968-5/7/1968, The Art Institute of Chicago 6/5/1968-7/7/1968, Honolulu Academy of Arts 8/1/1968-9/15/1968, Seattle Art Museum 10/15/1968-11/24/1968, Portland Art Museum 12/5/1968-12/27/1968, M. H. De Young Memorial Museum 1/15/1969-2/16/1969

"Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past", May 18 - September 2, 2012