The two Tang dynasty mirrors (without inscriptions):
Sotheby Parke Bernet, 25th September 1975, lot 121 (inventory nos B20 and B21).
Tang dynasty mirror acquired between 1970-1979, (inventory no. B10).
The inscribed Tang dynasty mirror reads: Shang de Qin wang jing, pan bu xi qian jin. Fei guan yu zhaodan, te shi zi ming xin 赏得秦王镜、判不惜千金。非关欲照胆、特是自 明心 (I received a gift: the mirror of the King of Qin / For this, I would have paid willingly a thousand taels of silver / In no way would I use it to unveil you gall / Verily, I only wish to lay bare my own heart.) (See Xuan Wang, "Mirror of the Mind and Mirror of the World," MA Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, 2011, p. 34.)
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