Octafoil Mirror with Auspicious Flowers and Paired Phoenixes

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Octafoil Mirror with Auspicious Flowers and Paired Phoenixes

metalwork / Heian

Heian period, 11th–12th century

Cast bronze

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Important Cultural Property

This type of eight-pointed mirror, which first appeared in the latter half of the 7th century in Tang-dynasty China, was highly prized in Japan during the Heian period (794–1192)."

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