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Beyond the Surface: Bronze Mirrors from the Lloyd Cotsen Collection in Context

by shauna — last modified October 07, 2009 02:18 PM

International Symposium Hosted by the Cotsen Institute

What Conference
When November 21, 2009
from 10:00 am to 05:30 pm
Where Royce Hall 314
Contact Name Laura Lliguin
Contact Email
Contact Phone 310-794-4837
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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, please contact the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at (310) 794-4837 or email laural@ioa.ucla.edu.

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