03 mai 2009

A silvered bronze 'shoudai' mirror, China, Xin- (9-23 AD)/early Western Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

A silvered bronze 'shoudai' mirror, China, Xin- (9-23 AD)/early Western Han dynasty (25-220 AD) Crisply cast in relief with the pierced central knob for the silk thread, surrounded by 5 concentric bands with decoration and nipples. D. 15,9 cm. Est. 1200 EUR. Literature: Vgl. Zhongguo tongjing, vol. 16, Tongjing "Bronzespiegel / Bronze mirrors"), Peking: Wenwu chubanshe, 1998, nos. 61 + 70 (in beiden Fällen jedoch mit TLV-Motiv und tlw. abweichendem Randdekor) Sotheby's, New York, March 20, 2007, vol. 2, lot... [Lire la suite]