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Mirror with the Tale of a Man Playing an Ancient Musical Instrument Design
 

Tang Dynasty

Diameter: 30cm

Unearthed from the eastern suburbs of Xi'an City in 1984

The mallow-shaped bronze mirror features a turtle-shaped button resting on a lotus leaf. It is decorated with the image of a man playing a stringed instrument in front of the bamboo forest beside a lotus pond at the foot of a mountain with a luan bird fluttering around, which may indicate the Daoist pursuit of seclusion and immortality.