Chinese bronze mirror
The product we present for you is an exquisite bronze mirror with beautiful patina on the two sides. Please take your time! Our ancestors started to use bronze mirrors in as early as the 11th century B.C. During the Warring States period, bronze mirrors prevailed among the populace. The front side of the mirrors, after being polished, glistens while the backside is embellished with single-layered or double-layered patterns, among which the commonly seen are those of animal faces, flowers and leaves, dragons and phoenixes.
Bronze is an alloy of copper, tin, and a small amount of lead. Its appearance signaled the advancement in human culture from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age. The Chinese people used rare and precious bronze to cast large quantities of ritual vessels, musical instruments,and weapons that were elegant in form, finely decorated, and clearly inscribed with Chinese characters. They affirm the artistic achievement of ancient China,and demonstrate how early Chinese used their ingenuity to create works incorporating both science and art from resources in nature.
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