No Title

2010ej2004 jpg l

View the V&A API .json response

Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
0800-12-31
date_start
0650-01-01
date_text
650-800 (made)
descriptive_line
Bronze mirror, China, Tang dynasty, ca. 650-800
dimensions
Height: 18.5 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
International Exhibition of Chinese Art (Royal Academy of Arts 01/01/1935-31/12/1936)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
120132
label
Mirror Tang dynasty 650-800 Cast bronze with gold leaf Museum no. M.505-1936 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-30T03:38:49.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T03:38:49.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 16
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Bronze, cast, with gold leaf
museum_number
M.505-1936
museum_number_token
m5051936
object_number
O152058
object_type
Mirror
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
place
China
primary_image_id
2010EJ2004
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Mirrors in China were associated with Daoist mysticism as well as being a functional object in the house. The small figures of animals and birds cut out on the gold leaf represent the Daoist belief of a paradise inhabited by human beings and animals who never grow old. Most ancient Chinese mirrors are made of bronze and it is very rare to find one decorated with gold leaf.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
mirror-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
800
year_start
650