A Very Rare Fine Koryo Cast Bronze Mirror - -Moon Palace Mirror
Korea, Koryo dynasty, 11th Century.
Ihis Moon Palace Bronze is a superb example of Koryo dynasty craftsmanship. It’s in circular, cast on the back in high relief with a scene of the Moon Palace, to the left the tile-roofed pavilion floating on a horizontal band of clouds, a figure peeking ou through its open
doorway, beloow, to the left, three immortals on a smaller raft of clouds, on the right bank a large pauloenia tree, and a dragon striding through the comma-shaped cresting currents below, the center knob raised and pierced and the rim raised higher than the crest design.
It’s in very fine condition with a pale green patina and green encrustation. It measures 21 cm or 8 1/4” in diameter. It’s one of the largest and finest Korean bronze mirrors from Koryo period
***Reference:an exact indentical bronze mirror see the Collection of Jeon Joo National Museun, Korea,1990, pl54, lot #36 and 37.(please see photos), and see at Chriest’s, Korean Art, New York, Nov. 25, 1997, lot #73.