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Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls

Type
Cup
Historical period(s)
Mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century
Medium
Cast, hammered, and turned silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimension(s)
H x W: 12.3 x 7.1 cm (4 13/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1931.17a-b

To 1931
Herbert J. Devine, New York to 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Herbert J. Devine, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Former owner
Herbert J. Devine Galleries
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Keyword(s)
casting, chasing, China, gilding, hammering, punching, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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