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Bronze Mirrors from Ancient China

Publish Date
2001
£120.00
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Since prehistoric times, people have sought a means to see vtheir own image: an first reflected from smooth surface of water, then polished stone, later in polished metal, and finally glass.

Bronze mirrors were first produced around 3000 bc in Egypt, from where they appear to have spread throughout the Mediterranean world and then into Asia and imported into China.

Chinese bronze mirrors were thin, two sided, typically round discs. The bronze was polished with a reflective surface on one side, usually convex, and with various designs, based on Chinese mythology, ancient symbolism and ritual, cast in relief on the decorated side. Most mirrors hand a slender loop or a pierced knob, usually hemispherical, on the decorated side, which was fitted with a cord to hold the mirror by hand or to hang at the belt.

This is a large lavish edition with slipcase

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