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Octafoil Mirror with Crouched Animals

early 600s-early 900s
Diameter: 19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.); Overall: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.); Rim: 1 cm (3/8 in.)
Weight: 1.074 kg (2.37 lbs.)
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The mirror was cast using lost-wax technology. Extensive chisel work was done to finish the back. Harsh chemicals were used to remove the corrosion from the mirror, leaving re-deposited copper scattered on the surface.
Octafoil Mirror with Crouched Animals

Octafoil Mirror with Crouched Animals

early 600s-early 900s

China, Tang dynasty (618-907)

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