Beyond the Surface: Bronze Mirrors from the Cotsen Collection
International Symposium Hosted by the Cotsen Institute
This two-day symposium is hosted by
the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology and will take place on
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2009 in Royce Hall 314.
Lloyd Cotsen’s mirror collection is comprised of 97 mirrors, all but five of which were made in China. The earliest mirror dates to the Qijia culture (ca. 2100–1700 BCE). The latest Chinese mirror dates to the Jin dynasty (1115–1234 CE) though there are mirrors in the collection that were manufactured outside China that have a later date. Each mirror in the collection is of cast bronze—some with elaborate designs and others that have been inlaid, lacquered, or painted. The mirrors in the Cotsen Collection exemplify the mastery of bronze casting and surface decoration achieved by the artists of early China.
Conference Location & Details
The conference will be held in Royce 314 on the UCLA campus. The nearest parking lot is Lot 5. Parking is $10 per day. For more information, visit www.transportation.ucla.edu.
For questions, and to RSVP (required), please contact the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at (310) 794-4837 or email Laura Lliguin.