Across the world, many cultures, included the bronze age and iron age peoples of Europe, have used sacred mirrors, made of metal or sometimes polished stone.

In Central Asia mirrors have a long association with shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. They are used to bless objects and people, used for healing and divination, and also serve as houses for spirits, and as protective armour for the shaman. They are seen as connecting with the very centre of everything - from where all things manifest.

Mirrors can be washed in vodka as a gift to their spirit, and also as a way to clean them - using vodka like this is a bit like smudging them in smoke (which can also be done).

Old mirrors can be cleaned and polished if you wish (this is a personal taste thing - personally I like to see their age). Electric toothbrushes and hot water are excellent for cleaning away dirt and lose surface corrosion, as they are not powerful enough to damage the mirror, but powerful enough to remove lose material.

After cleaning you could use a metal polish if you so wish, but that comes down to that matter of personal taste again.

For more information about mirrors you may wish to read this article.


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EARLY QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A01)

Price: £360 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 250-400 years approx
Diameter: 182mm approx

An attractive bronze shaman's mirror in the sought after 'four happiness' design.


MING DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A02)

Price: £285 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: 400-600 years approx
Diameter: 88mm approx

An well made, old bronze shaman's mirror.


SMALL LATE SCYTHIAN BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A03)


Price: £148 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Central Asia, China or Mongolia
Age: 1000-1800 years approx
Diameter: 57mm approx

A small late, or post, Scythian bronze mirror from the steppes of Central Asia. The mirror is in generally good condition and has some of its original tinned front surface intact.


SMALL LATE SCYTHIAN BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A04)


Price: £148 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Central Asia, China or Mongolia
Age: 1000-1800 years approx
Diameter: 52mm approx

A small late, or post, Scythian bronze mirror from the steppes of Central Asia. The mirror is in generally good condition and has some of its original tinned front surface intact.


LATE SCYTHIAN BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A05)


Price: £148 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Central Asia, China or Mongolia
Age: 1000-1800 years approx
Diameter: 87mm approx

A simple, plain, late, or post, Scythian bronze mirror from the steppes of Central Asia. The mirror is in generally good condition and has some of its original tinned front surface intact.


EARLY QING DYNASTY BRONZE FOUR HAPPINESS SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A06)


Price: £136 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 200-400 years approx
Diameter: 75mm approx

A fairly small example of a traditional Four Happiness mirror. The mirror is in gnerally good condition, but does have a few very small pin holes in one area about 4mm inside of the rim. These are pin holes are old, casued by corrosion over time, and the mirror is stable and perfectly useable.


ANCIENT TANG OR SONG DYNASTY MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A07)

Price: £260 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: 800-1200 years approx
Diameter: 92mm approx

A well made, simply decorated, original ancient mirror. It is well cast, and shows good signs of its original reflective surface.

A very nice mirror with a long history, suitable for shamanic practice.


QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE RITUAL MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A08)

Price: £190 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-300 years approx
Diameter: 180mm approx

A large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror with eight trigram design. The mirror is quite light despite it's size and is good condition, with much of it's reflective face intact under the dirt.

This mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


VERY LARGE QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE RITUAL MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A09)

Price: £190 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 250mm approx

An unusually large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror with central trigrams. The mirror is in generally good condition.

This large mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


QING DYNASTY FOUR HAPPINESS BRONZE RITUAL MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A10)

Price: £165 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-300 years approx
Diameter: 184mm approx

A very large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror is in generally good condition, but it has a small hole hear the centre. The origin of this hole is unknown, whehter it was an original casting mistake or is a result of ancient damge. The mirror is old - no doubnt with a good tale or two to tell - and the hole causes no structural problems at all.

It is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


QING DYNASTY SHAMAN'S FOUR HAPPINESS MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A11)

Price: £385 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 150-350 years approx
Diameter: 162mm approx

An very fine example of a larger than average Qing dynasty shaman's 'Four Happiness' mirror. A very nice example, perfect for shamanism.


QING DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A12)

Price: £195 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 229mm approx

A very large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror is in generally good condition, but it has two small, very old cracks in its rim. These cracks are not very large, and have been there a long time. They do not effect the mirrors use, or its structral strength, and they are not likely to get any larger over time.

This large mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


QING DYNASTY BRONZE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A13)

Price: £195 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 100-200 years approx
Diameter: 220mm approx

A very large, old 'Four Happiness' mirror. The mirror is in generally good condition, but it has a small, very old crack in its rim. This crack is not very large. It do not effect the mirrors use, or its structral strength, and they are not likely to get any larger over time. There is also a small dent in the mirror, pushing the front out slightly in a small area. Both the crack and the dent are old damge.

This large mirror was originally made as for ritual use, and it is suitable for being worn on the chest, or placed on an altar as a dedicated altar mirror.


EARLY QING DYNASTY SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A14)

Price: £355 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China or Mongolia
Age: 200-300 years approx
Diameter: 112mm approx

An absolute classic example of a Siberian shaman's 'Four Happiness' mirror.


BRONZE DRAGON MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A15)

Price: £68 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: probably little age
Diameter: 96mm approx

An attractive mirror with a dragon design, suitable for shamanic practice.


BRONZE DRAGON MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A16)

Price: £28 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: probably little age
Diameter: 64mm approx

A small, rather corroded mirror with a zoomorphic design on the back. It could be cleaned up and is suitable for shamanic practice.


SMALL HAN DYNASTY STYLE MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A17)

Price: £32 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: probably little age
Diameter: 58mm approx

A small, attractice bronze mirror in the style of ancient Han dynasty mirrors. It could be cleaned up and is suitable for shamanic practice.


FOUR TIGERS MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A18)

Price: £76 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: China
Age: probably little age
Diameter: 88mm approx

An attractice bronze mirror with a four tigers design on the back.


NEW MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A19)

Price: £32 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: NEW
Diameter: 50mm approx

A small modern shaman's mirror from Mongolia Mirrors like this are used by shamans themselves and also given to patients who need mirrors for protection etc. They are also tied onto other shamanic objects and shaman's ritual clothing.


IRON MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A20)

Price: £42 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5-10 Years
Diameter: 75mm approx

A fairly recently made, Tibetan iron mirror (melong).

Iron mirrors are fairly uncommon, and are said to be very protective, as iron is considered to be a 'wrathful' material, with a strong power.

Melong like this are worn around the neck as a form of protection, and it is ideal as an amulet, but could also be used as a shamanic mirror perfectly well.

I have several in stock all around the same size. It is very unusual to be able to obtain iron melong like this, and once they I will be unlikely to be able to obtain any more.


IRON OM MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A21)

Price: £38 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5-10 Years
Diameter: 75mm approx

A fairly recently made, Tibetan iron mirror (melong) with the OM mantra upon it.

Iron mirrors are fairly uncommon, and are said to be very protective, as iron is considered to be a 'wrathful' material, with a strong power.

Melong like this are worn around the neck as a form of protection, and it is ideal as an amulet, but could also be used as a shamanic mirror perfectly well.

I have several in stock all around the same size. It is very unusual to be able to obtain iron melong like this, and once they I will be unlikely to be able to obtain any more.


TIBETAN MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A22)

Price: £98 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50-300 Years
Diameter: 40mm approx

A very attractice old Tibetan melong mirror with three finely cast bronzer beads. The size of the mirror makes it more of a protective amulet, rather than a larger mirror for use in shamanistic ritual. It has been rethreaded in a very neat way in the more recent past. Ideal for wearing around the neck as a small, every day, shamanic protection mirror.

With the addition of the three bronze beads, it is a very special example.


TIBETAN MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A23)

Price: £68 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-50 Years
Diameter: 44mm approx

An attractice old Tibetan melong mirror. The size of the mirror makes it more of a protective amulet, rather than a larger mirror for use in shamanistic ritual. Ideal for wearing around the neck as a small, every day, shamanic protection mirror.


TIBETAN MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A24)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-40 Years
Diameter: 47mm approx

An attractice, very well cast Tibetan melong mirror of some age. The size of the mirror makes it more of a protective amulet, rather than a larger mirror for use in shamanistic ritual. Ideal for wearing around the neck as a small, every day, shamanic protection mirror.


TIBETAN MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A25)

Price: £76 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 50-150 Years
Diameter: 50mm approx

An attractice, very well cast Tibetan melong mirror of some age.


TIBETAN MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A26)

Price: £60 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 50-150 Years
Diameter: 58mm approx

An attractice, very well cast Tibetan melong mirror of some age.


TIBETAN MELONG MIRROR (Item No. Mirror A27)

Price: £48 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet
Age: 50-150 Years
Diameter: 46mm approx

An attractice, very well cast Tibetan melong mirror of some age.