Viper is an abstract prototype of dragon pattern. "Viper is a dragon for 500 years; the dragon is a horned dragon for 500 years; the dragon is an Ying dragon for 1,000 years." The four breasts have a round seat, four coattails of the same SHAPE on each end, with a broad flat border, and the four breasts and four vips are surrounded by alternate stripes. Bronze mirrors in the Han Dynasty were often divided into equal parts to form symmetrical and unified decorative patterns. The four breasts four adder was popular from the reign of Emperor WUDi of the Han Dynasty to the early Eastern Han Dynasty.
Circle, knob, knob seat. The main line for the four breasts with relief type of animal lines, animals are as a galloping or walking shape. Its exterior decoration three weeks several He Wen: a week of short diagonal lines, a week of serrated edges, a week of water ripples. There is an inscription on the seal script that says, "Shang Fang makes a good mirror, and his descendants have a good look, but they don't know how old they are.
The Han Dynasty dragon and tiger mirror in the sky and the tiger on the ground for the combination of reality and reality, between the space contains the heaven and earth, reproduce the people's ideas, social customs and religious beliefs. From the perspective of dragon and tiger patterns, inscriptions and bronze mirror functions, the Han Dynasty dragon and tiger bronze mirror has two major functions. The clever combination of patterns and decorations makes the Han Dynasty Dragon and Tiger mirror has a distinct use of praying for blessings and greeting Rui, such as "male marquis", "four Yi clothing", "world recovery", "long protect two people", "national people's interest" and so on. At the same time, the bronze mirror appeared as a form of burial, making the dragon and tiger bronze mirror also has the reality of warding off evil spirits and evil spirits. The bronze mirror placed beside the tomb owner is an image expression of the hope of not being disturbed by ghosts in the underworld. For example, the mirror has the inscription "green dragon, white tiger and ominous". In addition, the combination of dragon and tiger images appeared in a large number of brick, stone, sarcophagus, fresco, door, column and lintel in Han tombs. The e most distinctive feature of this combination of dragon and tiger images is that it creates an image that represents the vision of ascension. It can be seen that the dragon and tiger are a kind of auspicious animal in the world's ideology. The combination of dragon and tiger decoration is a kind of auspicious pattern, which has the function of praying auspicious, disasters, well-being and ominous, reflecting the reality spirit and immortal thought in the world's view of life and death
The Tang Dynasty was the heyday of the development of Chinese feudal society, with a prosperous economy and culture and a pluralistic and open society. After the Han Dynasty, bronze mirror manufacturing reached another peak in the Tang Dynasty. The technique and art of making bronze mirrors in the Tang Dynasty reached an unprecedented height. In the process, the proportion of tin and silver alloy is increased, which makes the mirror more smooth and clear; The shape of the shape is different, in addition to the round, there are rhombus shape, sunflower shape, square, octagon, sub-shape mirror shape; The decoration mainly adopts relief style, without ground grain, and the composition is simple and beautiful. The decoration gets rid of the mysterious and grotesque atmosphere since the Han Dynasty, and is closer to the social reality, mainly featuring Luan birds, auspicious animals, flowers, characters and stories.
Eight out sunflower mirror, round knob. Knob on both sides of each decorated with a phoenix, curved neck wings Yang tail, relative standing; The knob is decorated with broken branches and flowers, blooming heavy petals, the mirror is beautiful in shape, the bird is beautiful, beautiful, cheerful and fresh.
铜镜，亦称“铜鉴”“照子”。正面光亮，清晰可 鉴，可正衣冠，是人们不可或缺的生活用具。铜镜背面多有花纹或铭文，折射出时代特征与审美情趣，具有重要的历史、科学以及艺术价值。从最早有考古发现的齐家文化到清末4000多年的发展历史中，铜镜可以说是中国古代金 属器物中沿用时间最长、使用范围最广、产生影响最普遍的实用器，是中国古代青铜艺术文化遗产中的瑰宝。宣城市博物馆收藏的铜镜数量丰富且成序列，现藏有战国至清代的铜镜475面，琳琅大观，美不胜收。
Bronze mirror, also known as "copper mirror" and "Zhaozi". The front is bright, clear and can be identified. It is an indispensable life appliance for people. The back of the bronze mirror is mostly decorated with patterns or inscriptions, reflecting the characteristics of The Times and aesthetic taste, and having important historical, scientific and artistic value. From the earliest archaeological discovery of the Qijia culture to the end of the Qing Dynasty in more than 4,000 years of development history, bronze mirror can be said to be the longest in use, the most widely used, the most popular influence of the ancient Chinese metal ware practical, is the ancient Chinese bronze art and cultural heritage of the treasure. There are 475 bronze mirrors from the Warring States Period to the Qing Dynasty in Xuancheng Museum, which are very beautiful and magnificent.