Mirror with Two Dragons and a Tiger

Mirror with Two Dragons and a Tiger

龍虎對峙鏡

AD 200s

Bronze

Diameter: 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.); Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Rim: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee 1995.322

Description

Inscription: I, Master Zhang, produced this mirror, When alien tribes in four corners were being subjugated. Let us praise our Lord, for the people are given respite. After quelling the Hu and Qiang [tribes], he will restore peace on earth. May you reach the high office and receive your just reward. May you [gain the power to] protect your parents and descendants from harm. May your joy be endless.

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