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Rare Chinese Magic Mirror Discovered in Museum Projects a Hidden Image of Buddha

Mirror, mirror on the wall — what is the rarest artwork of them all? Acclaimed curators at the Cincinnati Art Museum discovered a rare Chinese magic mirror collecting dust in the museum’s storage room.  Under special lighting conditions, the plain-looking bronze mirror from the 16th century reflects an image of a Buddha surrounded by numerous emanating ...

Ratul Saha

The magic mirror's Buddha image.