Mirror with Concentric Circles and Linked Arcs


100–1 BCE
Diameter: 14.9 cm (5 7/8 in.); Overall: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.); Rim: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
Weight: 566 g (1.25 lbs.)
Location: not on view
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Inscription: Refine the copper to be pure and bright. Make it into a mirror to receive rightful decor. May it extend your life and remove misfortunes! [You are] coeval with the heaven above.
Mirror with Concentric Circles and Linked Arcs

Mirror with Concentric Circles and Linked Arcs

100–1 BCE

China, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE–8 CE)

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