Analyzing the metallurgical and cultural backgrounds of two Han-dynasty bronze-mirror fragments

  title={Analyzing the metallurgical and cultural backgrounds of two Han-dynasty bronze-mirror fragments},
  author={Caroline Schulten and Hans Maria Tensi and Johann H{\"o}gerl},
Chinese TLV-bronze mirrors dating to the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.) were popular objects of everyday life as well as highly esteemed works of art. The decorated back of the mirror characterizes the culture of this period as well as the excellent early Chinese casting techniques. 

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