A reflecting surface, set into a design for use in viewing oneself or as an ornament.
Interesting Information of Mirrors
- The first mirrors used by people were most likely pools of dark, still water, or water collected in a primitive vessel of some sort.
- The earliest manufactured mirrors were pieces of polished stone such as obsidian, a naturally occurring volcanic glass.
- Mirrors of polished copper were crafted in Mesopotamia from 4000 BC, and in ancient Egypt from around 3000 BC.
- In China, bronze mirrors were manufactured from around 2000 BC.
- Some time during the early Renaissance, European manufacturers perfected a superior method of coating glass with a tin-mercury amalgam.
- The invention of the silvered-glass mirror is credited to German chemist Justus von Liebig in 1835. His process involved the deposition of a thin layer of metallic silver onto glass through the chemical reduction of silver nitrate.
- French: miroir
- Italian: specchio
- Japanese: 鏡
- Chinese (Traditional): 鏡子
- German:der Spiegel