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Mirror with sea creature and grape designs
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

It reflects the high quality of Tang craftsmanship and the influence of Buddhist motifs from the Silk Road.

History of the Object
The mirror-back has a sea creature and a grapevine as its decorations, which were motifs imported in China.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Diameter: 18.8 cm. 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Tang Dynasty (618-907) 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 10th century 
Creation date
7th Century - 10th Century; Tang Dynasty (618-907) 
Function
For daily use or presented as gift. In archaic China, apart from being aids to the day-to-day beautification process, bronze mirrors were also used in the performance of spiritual rites and as talismans. 
Acquisition
Acquired in 1954 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
The University of Hong Kong 
Museum
University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 
Credit line
Collection of the University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong 

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