Detail View: The AMICA Library: Mirror with Dragon Design

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1995.322
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
Object Type: 
Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Name-CRT: 
China, late Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) - Three Kingdoms
Title: 
Mirror with Dragon Design
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Full View
Creation Date: 
2nd-3rd Century
Creation Start Date: 
100
Creation End Date: 
300
Materials and Techniques: 
bronze
Classification Term: 
Metalwork
Style or Period: 
late Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) - Three Kingdoms
Dimensions: 
Diameter: 14.8cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1995.322
Credit Line: 
Gift of Drs. Thomas and Martha Carter in Honor of Sherman E. Lee
Inscriptions: 
I, Master Zhang, produced this mirror,When alien tribes in four corners werebeing 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 yourjust reward.May you [gain the power to] protect your parents and descendants from harm.May your joy be endless.
Rights: 
Provenance: 
Thomas and Martha Carter, Madison, WI
Context: 
Master ZhangMirror with Two Dragons and a TigerChina, Three Kingdoms period, ad 220-265CMA 1995.322[Cat. no. 42]Inscription:I, Master Zhang, produced this mirror,When alien tribes in four corners werebeing 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 yourjust reward.May you [gain the power to] protect your parents and descendants from harm.May your joy be endless.
Related Image Identifier Link: 
CMA_.1995.322.tif