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Mirror, "Marriage type" (with lobed rim and paired design motifs)

Accession Number
1961/2.62

Title
Mirror, "Marriage type" (with lobed rim and paired design motifs)

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
7th century - 8th century

Medium & Support
bronze with silvery metal inscrustation

Dimensions
5/16 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. ( 0.8 cm x 12.1 cm x 12.1 cm )

Credit Line
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Label copy
This mirror is known as a “marriage type.” The flowers on the outer rim all have paired leaves and blossoms—symbolizing the unity of husband and wife—and are intermingled with butterflies, which are associated with romantic love.
Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Exhibited in "Flora and Fauna in Chinese Art," April 6, 2002 - December 1, 2002.

Primary Object Classification
Metalwork

Primary Object Type
mirror

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
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marriages
mirrors

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