Round Decorative Wall Mirror. Country Western Party Decorations. Wall Decor Set.
Round Decorative Wall Mirror
- Relating to decoration
- Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental
- cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
- a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an old friend"
- Correspond to
- (of a reflective surface) Show a reflection of
- Keep a copy of some or all of the contents of (a network site) at another site, typically in order to improve accessibility
- polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
- Give a round shape to
- Alter (a number) to one less exact but more convenient for calculations
- Pass and go around (something) so as to move on in a changed direction
- a charge of ammunition for a single shot
- from beginning to end; throughout; "It rains all year round on Skye"; "frigid weather the year around"
- A side of a building or room, typically forming part of the building's structure
- Any high vertical surface or facade, esp. one that is imposing in scale
- an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
- anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall"
- A continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land
#13 bronze round mirror
Description: Medieval bronze mirror decorated with encrusted pair of small golden Pi Yao and ornament. The back of this mirror has a round knob in the center and is decorated throughout with a figure of heavenly dragon creature and clouds. The mirror displays a nice green patina.
Diameter: 12 cm (5 inches),
thickness: 03 cm
Decorated bronze discs thought to be mirrors were found in northwest China between 2000 and 1750 b.c.e. At first, and always to some degree, their purpose was to reflect not only one’s face, but one’s heart and soul. In 658 b.c.e. an entry in the Tso Chuan, China’s oldest narrative history, described a certain individual with the words "Heaven has robbed him of his mirror"— that is, made him blind to his own faults.
The mirror also represents something in which all knowledge is reflected. Zhuang Zi, a prominent Daoist philosopher in the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770–256 b.c.e.), wrote, "The heart of the sage is quiet; it is a mirror of Heaven and earth." The mirror holds and reflects the rays of the sun, warding off evil and lighting the eternal darkness of the tomb.
People used bronze mirrors not only for tidying their appearance, but even more so for auspicious significance.
The circle and dot pattern is an ancient symbol of the sun in Chinese writing. Thus round bronze mirrors were introduced in ancient China to ward off evil spirits by light reflection.
All Chinese mirrors have one shiny reflective side and a decorative side. A knob at the center of the decorative side allows a rope to be tied as a handle. Asian archaic bronze mirrors are high-status and extremely valuable items, which were invariably buried with the dead to accompany the spirit to heavenly or celestial realms and are at times best understood as being like road-maps or reminders of the Way or journey of the spirit into the next world. Mirrors had a talisman or “protective” function also, protecting their owner from untoward occult forces or circumstance. In many instances they may have been the single most precious item of their owner. Some mirrors have been handed down from generation to generation in old families.
Superficially these mirrors looked no different from any other, but when a sunbeam falls on its smooth surface, its reflex ion on the wall shows the design and inscription on the reverse side as if the light had penetrated the bronze. This phenomenon of the mirror had puzzled people, including scientists, over long ages, and it was called the “magic mirror”. Today, only four original transparent treasured mirrors remain, and they are in the Shanghai Museum. The craft of making this compelling mirror was not handed down from ancient times, and scholars have argued about how it was made for about a thousand years. Although the exact method of fabrication has never been discovered, in 1975 Chinese scientists revealed a thousand-year-old secret: The mirror’s surface has precise microscopic "peaks and valleys," invisible to the naked eye. Amplification of the peaks and valleys by light induces a difference in reflection resulting in the formation of an image.
Rearview mirror on my monitor at work.
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