Mirror of Tortoise Knob and Lotus Pattern

Mirror of Tortoise Knob and Lotus Pattern

early 7th Century - early 10th Century

Bronze

Diameter: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.); Overall: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.); Rim: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.361

Description

The mirror retains much unaltered metal. The back of the mirror was highly polished and the reflecting properties of the high tin bronze can be easily observed.

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