An inscribed bronze 'phoenix' mirror, Eastern Han dynasty | 東漢 銅鳳紋鏡
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An inscribed bronze 'phoenix' mirror
Eastern Han dynasty
with a four-character inscription reading jun yi gao guan (Wish you achieve success and prosperity)
Diameter 5 in., 12.8 cm
A few scattered minute nicks along the rim. A faint thin crack near the center measuring approx. 7.5cm. The surface with typical oxidation, accretion and wear, consistent with age and type.
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Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997).
Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. H.8.13.
吳權博士 (1910-1997) 收藏
Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 45.
柯玫瑰等，《Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum》，香港，2011年，圖版45