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The earliest bronze mirrors in Japan are dated to the Yayoi Period (circa 200 B.C. to A.D. 250) and are connected to burial as grave offerings. Mirrors produced in China and northern Korea were discovered in Japanese tombs, but the designs of the Japanese mirrors often introduced themes from nature into their decoration unique to Japan.

MEDIUM Cast bronze
DATES 15th century
PERIOD Muromachi Period
DIMENSIONS 7/16 x 4 1/2 in. (1.1 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Designated Purchase Fund
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CAPTION Mirror, 15th century. Cast bronze, 7/16 x 4 1/2 in. (1.1 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 77.55.3. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 77.55.3_PS4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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