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Cruciform mirror with confronting long-tailed birds

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Provenance

1907, purchased in China by curator Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913) for the MFA. (Accession Date: May 1, 1907)

Credit Line

Special Chinese and Japanese Fund

Chinese, Song dynasty, 960–1127

Dimensions

Diameter 16.2 cm (6 3/8 in.), Weight 284 gm (0.63 lb.)

Accession Number

07.221

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork