Chinese Bronze Mirror with Phoenix Motif

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 17 November 2017
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This Chinese bronze mirror with a phoenix motif dates from the Tang dynasty (618-907 CE). The phoenix was the female counterpart to the male dragon in mythology, and it was also a symbol of Chinese empresses. (Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, November 17). Chinese Bronze Mirror with Phoenix Motif. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7650/chinese-bronze-mirror-with-phoenix-motif/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Chinese Bronze Mirror with Phoenix Motif." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 17, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7650/chinese-bronze-mirror-with-phoenix-motif/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Chinese Bronze Mirror with Phoenix Motif." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Nov 2017. Web. 17 Oct 2021.