WFE 02 A bronze circular mirror


Han dynasty (2nd century BC)

The mirror is of circular shape. The central knop is cast in high relief as a mountain range within a scalloped border which is repeated on the rim. Between these borders are four large pointed nipples surrounded by smaller ones and linked by a scrolling motif.  The back has large areas of green encrustation
11,2 cm diameter

Provenance: Sotheby’s Amsterdam

A very similar mirror from The Arthur M. Sackler Collection was sold at Christie’s New york 24 March 2011, lot 1228

Works of Art > Early Bronzes