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Western JinDynasty(A.D.273)

Unearthed at Qixian,Henan

Diameter: 17.7cm

In ancient China people pursuedlongevity and immortality, so they created deities to comfort theirsouls, and immortal Taoists and divine animals as well . Theimmortal Taoists and divine animals were often decorated at theback of the mirrors. The inscription of 83 characters carved at themirror expressed the wish of immortality and happiness.