Metalwork / Armor and Equipment

Mirror with Parkeets and Grapes Design

  • China Tang dynasty, 8th century
  • Bronze
  • d: 15.1cm
  • [30041]

This mirror dates to the early Tang dynasty. The grape and vining plant motif was brought to China from West Asia during the Han dynasty, becoming a poplar decorative motif from the early Tang to the high Tang. Grapes are considered an auspicious motif symbokizing fertility.

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