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Mirror with Grape Design (Primary Title) 唐 金背鏨瑞獸葡萄紋銅鏡 (Translation)
This bronze mirror features four vigorous lions amid a complex design of birds and intertwining grapevines. Both lions and grapes were introduced to China through the Silk Road. The mirror is covered with a sheet of gold, which is almost completely intact, and reveals the luxurious style of Tang-dynasty decoration.
Tang dynasty (618-907)
Gift of the Fabergé Society of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC
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