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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Iranian
Creator Dates/Places: Iran
Creator Name-CRT: Iran
Title: Mirror
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 1100
Creation End Date: 1199
Creation Date: 12th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: cast bronze
Dimensions: Diam. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm)
Description: This circular mirror without handle, originally held by means of a ribbon passed through the pierced knob on its back, represents an interesting example of mixed influences. Its shape follows Chinese models, while the well-wishing kufic inscription, the running animals, and the vegetal scroll motif covering the entire surface are purely Islamic.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 42.136
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1942
Copyright: Copyright ?? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.42.136
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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