A Chinese silvery bronze ‘TLV’ mirror
Late Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – A.D. 220)
The circular mirror cast with a central knob within a square border of twelve small knobs and characters representing the zodiac, surrounded by eight further knobs among the T, L and V motifs and various birds, with silvery patina and some malachite encrustation.
Diam. 13.4 cm