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Mirror with Lobed Rim


Artwork Details

Mirror with Lobed Rim
12th century
5 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 5/16 in. (12.9 x 12.9 x 0.7 cm)
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam


Physical Description:

This is an eight-lobed bronze mirror in a dark green or blackish green hue. It is divided into two registers by eightlobed ridge, first of which is decorated with floral scrolls. The inner register has two cranes encircling the suspension loop in the center with their wings extended and facing each other. This object may be compared to other crane-patterned mirrors excavated from the Geumcheon-dong tomb site in Cheongju-si, Chungcheongbuk-do Province.

[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2017), 241]

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