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Bronze mirror with dragon amid clouds and dated inscription

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Inscription

10 character inscription: Hongwu ershi'er nian ? ? ri zao 洪武二十二年 ? ? 日造

Marks

Hongwu

Provenance

Bought by Mr. Okakura in China, May 1912.

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, Hongwu period, 1389

Object Place

China

Dimensions

Diameter 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.), Weight 347 gm (0.76 lb.)

Accession Number

12.816

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork