Lobed mirror depicting the historical meeting of Confucius and Rong Qiqi

Chinese
Tang dynasty
8th century A.D.


Dimensions

D. 12.8 cm.

Accession Number

1985.329

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Metalwork

Inscription

9 character inscription: Rong Qiqi wen yue da Kongfuzi

榮啓奇問曰答孔夫子

Provenance

Purchased in 1985 at auction (Christie's London, April 16-17, 1985 Confucius 3120 lot #315) for the MFA by Bluett & Sons Ltd., London.

Credit Line

Keith McLeod Fund