Mirror, "Marriage type" (with lobed rim and paired design motifs)Artist(s)ChineseArtist NationalityChinese (culture or style)Object Creation Date7th century - 8th centuryMedium & Supportbronze with silvery metal inscrustationDimensions
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 LineMuseum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial CollectionLabel 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 TypemirrorCollection AreaAsianRights
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