Important Art Object

Mirror with a design of stylised animals and birds

Information

Data

Period China, Warring States period, 5th - 4th century B.C.
Materials and techniques Bronze and iron
Size D.16.6

Explanation

This steel mirror is fitted into a flat bronze disc covered with a unique design of stylized animals and birds with spade-shapes. The central knob shaped in three-stripes is surrounded by a circular band which entwines with part of the design.