Bronze Mirror with Dragon and Tiger Pattern

 

Han Dynasty to Three Kingdoms. Bronze mirror has a spherical knob on a round base. Above the knob are a dragon and a tiger arranged face to face. Below the knob is an inscription with three characters "Huang Yang Zuo", a scene of a winged-human and a kylin. Saw pattern and double-lined wave pattern adorn the rim. This thick and heavy mirror has a pleasing covering of black patina.