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Bronze Hand Mirror

Bronze Hand Mirror

Regular price $135.00 USD
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Assumed Chinese in origin, heavy patina. 

Bronze mirrors preceded the glass mirrors of today. This type of mirror, sometimes termed a copper mirror, has been found by archaeologists among elite assemblages from various cultures, from Etruscan Italy to Japan.

In older societies they were sufficiently impressive to have religious significance in some societies.The ancient Greeks and others used mirrors for divining, and the Chinese believed they stored sunlight, and so could "guide the deceased through the underworld", making them essential grave goods. 

8 3/4" length, 5 1/2" width, 1/4" depth

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