Lot 292: Song dynasty Chinese bronze gilt mirror- 32 characters

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Description: Masterpiece Chinese bronze gilded mirror- 32 characters, 9 inch, Song Dynasty 960-1279; Weight: 2 lb.10 oz. = 1200 g; Diameter: 9 inches = 22.7 cm; Thickness of the rim: 7 mm; Rim: steeply inclined (triangular profile), with one small 3 mm dent; Side: steeply inclined inward. Knob: 12 mm with a hole all the way through Material: White bronze + gilt. Outer section: Raised circle with cloud design More inside: 32 characters , saying about, - Bodhisattva subduing the beasts; Medial section: Bodhisattva and devotees, and 2 tigers/beasts, + 4 nipples with beaded circles + smaller figures of animals, birds and mountains; Inner section: 2 fish; Mirror side: flat with dotted some rust, although still preserved and can be used as a mirror; Age: presumably Song Dynasty 618-906 AD;
Condition: Worn by natural aging, beautiful patina
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