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  • Bronze Mirror

    Tang: ceramics, metalwork and sculpture

    21 October - 6 November, 2021

    Eskenazi Limited is delighted to hold an exhibition entirely devoted to rare works of art including ceramics, sculpture and metalwork from the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD), often called the golden age of Chinese culture. This is only the second time that Eskenazi has held an exhibition covering a wide range of material, solely dedicated to the Tang Dynasty. The first was in 1987. Notable highlights of this 2021 exhibition include a magnificent and monumental dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, one of only three known surviving examples of this kind and a rare sancai-glazed zodiac animal figure with a human body and an equine head

    Bronze Mirror

    Tang dynasty, 7th - 8th century

    Of unusually large size, this mirror is crisply cast with a pair of peacocks, a pair of lions and other birds and animals amid dense, scrolling grapevines. During the Tang period, mirrors were luxury goods enjoyed by members of the elite classes.

    Diameter: 20.6cm