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Lobed mirror depicting the historical meeting of Confucius and Rong Qiqi

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Inscription

9 character inscription: Rong Qiqi wen yue da Kongfuzi 榮啓奇問曰答孔夫子

Provenance

Purchased in 1985 at auction (Christie's London, April 16-17, 1985 Confucius 3120 lot #315) for the MFA by Bluett & Sons Ltd., London.

Credit Line

Keith McLeod Fund

Chinese, Tang dynasty, 8th century A.D.

Dimensions

D. 12.8 cm.

Accession Number

1985.329

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork