Mirror with Six Circular Flowers

寶相花鏡

600s
Diameter: 16.6 cm (6 9/16 in.); Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Rim: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)
Weight: 833 g (1.84 lbs.)
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This mirror was made to commemorate the end of a war.

Description

Around the mirror’s central knob, there are six floral designs set within circles, separated by candelabra-like dividers. These flower designs later became known as "baoxiang hua 寶相花" or "flowers of precious appearance", which often remind people of Buddhist connections. The design also includes a ribbon of inscription, praising the mirror’s clarity and celebrating the end of a war.
Mirror with Six Circular Flowers

Mirror with Six Circular Flowers

600s

China, Tang dynasty (618-907)

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