Small 10th century Indonesian bronze mirror. The handle has been reattached and there is some wastage attached to the face, but otherwise it is in excellent condition. This mirror has several unique characteristics. There is a figure sculpted for the sake of the handle which looks to be an Indian yogi. The figure has very long hair, and is extremely skinny. The Indonesian culture was deeply affected and involved with Indian religious and artistic traditions. The back of the mirror has almost a breast shaped protrusion which seems strange, but actually when the mirror is placed on a flat surface it has a very comfortable angled position for usage. This is a unique and rare piece from an old collection.
Age: 10th Century
Size: mirror 4" diam; handle 2.75" x 1.5"