20 A COLLECTION OF BRONZE MIRRORS


Catalogue no. 20 A COLLECTION OF BRONZE MIRRORS

KHMER, ANGKOR PERIOD

ANGKOR WAT STYLE

12TH CENTURY

  1. D. 23 CMS, 9 1/8 INS
  2. D. 17 CMS, 6 ¾ INS
  3. D. 17 CMS, 6 ¾ INS
  4. D. 16 CMS, 6 ¼ INS
  5. D. 12.7 CM, 5 INS

A group of unusual bronze mirrors, each with an attractive glossy green patina, with an elevated rim and indented with concentric rings

 There is a bronze female apsara (celestial figure) in the Phnom Penh Museum who would have held a mirror of this type.

For two similar examples see nos. 136a and 136b in E. Bunker and D. Latchford, Adoration and Glory: The Golden Age of Khmer Art, Chicago: Art Media Resources, 2004.

Provenance (ALL): Private German collection