Mirror | China | Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.) | The Met

Mirror | China | Qin dynasty (221–206 B.C.) | The Met

CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-220 AD)

CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR, HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-220 AD)

Bronze mirror, Han Dynasty.

Bronze mirror, Han Dynasty.

206 BCE–220 CE. Chinese )Bronze Mirror with renkomon design, pattern of interconnected arcs is characteristic of the renkomon style. Inscription is interesting for a mirror suggesting it was a gift: “ Though long we shall not meet, for long let us not forget.” Bits of cinnabar (a red mineral pigment) remain on the surface.

Origin and types of bronze mirrors in East Asia

206 BCE–220 CE. Chinese )Bronze Mirror with renkomon design, pattern of interconnected arcs is characteristic of the renkomon style. Inscription is interesting for a mirror suggesting it was a gift: “ Though long we shall not meet, for long let us not forget.” Bits of cinnabar (a red mineral pigment) remain on the surface.

A group of seven bronze mirrors, Han dynasty

A group of seven bronze mirrors, Han dynasty

Bronze mirror excavated from the Tomb of the Nanyue King, Western Han Dynasty, Guangzhou, China.

Bronze mirror excavated from the Tomb of the Nanyue King, Western Han Dynasty, Guangzhou, China.

A bronze dagger, Dong Son Culture, 500 BCE - 0.

A bronze dagger, Dong Son Culture, 500 BCE - 0.

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