Gugong Museum: GUGONG BOWUYUAN CANG JINGPIN XUAN: TONGJING. The Selected Collection of The Palace Museum: Bronze Mirror. Beijing, 2017. 227 pp. Full page colour and b/w plates throughout. 38x27 cm. Cloth.
A finely-produced large format publication that illustrates 106 mirrors, primarily in bronze, held in the collection of the Gugong Palace Museum in Beijing. Whilst the Museum's collection has, in part, been previously published, a distinguishing and very welcome feature of this work is that many of the mirrors are illustrated actual size, or as near actual size as the page permits. This allows excellent appreciation. Many of the mirrors are accompanied by an adjacent black-and-white rubbing of the mirror's design. A good number of the mirrors, in particular, the Ming and Qing mirrors are, in all likelihood, from the former imperial collection, whilst many of the earlier mirrors come from post-1949 archaeological excavations. Undoubtedly some of the mirrors have been previously published, others probably for the first time. In Chinese.
Subjects: Mirrors Bronzes
Available, as of: 01/09/2019
Was item 365 in printed List 196.
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