Image: Chinese Bronze Mirror: E69913 A

Chinese Bronze Mirror: E69913 A

Chinese bronze mirror. Diameter: 12.5cm. 

Photographer:
Stan Florek
Rights:
© Australian Museum

Notes

The mirror is usually round, connecting a concept of ideal shape with the Chinese cosmological theory of ‘hemispherical dome.’ The back is often decorated with a button and various motifs such as phoenix, beasts, flowers and leaves.

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