09 janvier 2010

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23)

Bronze mirror of TLV type. China, Xin dynasty (9–23) Diameter : 16.50 cm - Price on application A bronze mirror of TLV type, the centre with a round knob through which a cord can be threaded. Arranged around this knob, which is centred on a quatrefoil ornament within a square, are the Spirits of the Four Directions – dragon, tiger, bird and turtle – each with their companions: the blue dragon, galloping deer, feathered immortal and upstanding toad, all executed in low-relief and in minute detail. Incorporated in this band... [Lire la suite]