Lot 287: Sui/Early Tang (581-906 AD) Chinese bronze mirror with 6 running animals;

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Description: Sui/Early Tang (581-906 AD) Chinese bronze mirror with 6 running animals;
Age: Sui (581-618)/Early Tang (618-906);
Rim: inclined; raised band double saw tooth pattern;
Side: inclined inward;
Inner section: 3 pairs (3 x 2 = 6) of running animals with horns (suani or semurv?). Three of the animals have thin tails and three have thick tails.
Material: White bronze;
Diameter: 3.6 in. = 92 mm;
Weight: 8 oz. = 220 g;
Knob: 17 mm diameter at the base;
Condition: Excellent for the age, thin layer of patina, mostly in the groove, the bulging details are shine because of a lot of handling. Mirror surface has several greenish spots of patina;
Provenance: from the collection of Chinese professor in New Jersey, USA
 
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