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Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls

Type
Bowl
Historical period(s)
Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
Medium
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimension(s)
H x Diam: 5.6 x 14.6 cm (2 3/16 x 5 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1931.8

1931
Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Former owner
Yamanaka and Co.
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Keyword(s)
casting, chasing, China, flower, gilding, punching, repousse, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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