TLV Mirror with Multiple Nipples

TLV Mirror with Multiple Nipples

多乳博局式鏡

1st century

Bronze

Diameter: 16.3 cm (6 7/16 in.); Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.); Rim: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.295

Description

Inscription: Outer band: During this Xin dynasty, good copper is being mined at Danyang. Mixed with silver and tin, the alloy is clear and bright. The dragon at left and tiger at right: They govern the four directions. Your eight sons....

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