The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors is a co-publication of the Cotsen Occasional Press and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Volume I, The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Catalogue, includes an engaging foreword by Lloyd Cotsen, an overview of major Chinese dynasties and periods, and a brief history of Chinese bronze mirrors by Suzanne Cahill. This volume presents a detailed catalogue of the extensive Cotsen Collection through high-quality images and illustrations of the mirrors in their approximate chronological sequence. Volume II, a set of eleven scholarly essays, goes further to investigate these mirrors as a study collection. Guided by the conviction that this particular constellation of mirrors may lead to substantive insights that cannot easily be obtained otherwise, the leading scholars who contributed to this volume used the materials in Volume I as a point of departure for explorations of topics of their own choice. The resulting diversity of the chapters is notablewith coverage ranging from a discussion of Han mirror inscriptions as modular texts to an analysis of mirrors inlaid with mother of pearland the findings are as novel and stimulating as they are preliminary.
This volume features a comprehensive overview of the development of Chinese bronze mirrors through over 90 examples from the Carter Collection recently added to the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Ranging in date from the Han dynasty to the 19th century, these examples encompass various production techniques, alloy compositions, and patination. Extensive technical analyses are provided together with a comprehensive essay on the making of bronze mirror: its casting techniques, clay mold technology, color and patination, and finishing work. Translation of inscriptions together with extensive inclusion of Chinese characters make this volume a valuable reference work on mirror inscriptions and terminology
In this, the first book on Indian metalwork, all the great surviving Mughal objects in gold, as well as enamel, silver, brass, bronze, gilt copper and the Deccani alloy known as bidri are reproduced. The majority have never been published and are unknown to the western connoisseur.
Order, beauty, richness, restraint and sensuousness describe the essence of these works of art, produced for the sultans and rajahs of India during the fabulous Mughal age. In addition to being of the most outstanding technical refinement, the finest of these metal objects are among the most striking and poetic utilitarian items ever produced. In his lively and readable text, Zebrowski explains how their greatness derives from the mingling of Hindu and Muslim sensibilities, which is at the heart of Indo-Islamic culture.
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