The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 19, 2024

Mirror with Concentric Circles and Linked Arcs

Mirror with Concentric Circles and Linked Arcs

100–1 BCE
Diameter: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.); Rim: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Inscription: Refine the copper to be pure and bright. Make it into a mirror to receive rightful decor. May it extend your life and remove misfortunes! [You are] coeval with the heaven above.
  • Thomas and Martha Carter, Madison, WI
  • Chou, Ju-hsi. Circles of reflection: the Carter collection of Chinese bronze mirrors. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2000. Reproduced: p. 37, cat. no. 16
  • Madison, Wisconsin: Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison; December 20, 2003-February 29, 2004. "Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors".
    New York, New York: China Institute Gallery; February 6, 2002-June 2, 2002. "Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors".
    Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 17-November 26, 2000); China Institute Gallery, New York, NY (February 6-June 2, 2002); Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI (December 20, 2003-February 29, 2004).
    Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; September 17-November 26, 2000. "Circles of Reflection: The Carter Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors" exh. cat. no. 16, p. 37; pp. 106, 116; repr. p. 37.
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1995.306