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Octagonal mirror with animals, flowerets, and floral scrolls

Type
Mirror
Historical period(s)
Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Medium
Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Dimension(s)
Diam x D: 5.6 x 0.8 cm (2 3/16 x 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1935.6a-b

From at least 1935
C.T. Loo & Company, New York, New York, from at least January 5, 1935 [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo, New York, New York, on February 2, 1935 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Approval Memo, with a handwritten note: "Brought in by C. T. Loo's nephew," dated January 5, 1935, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated February 2, 1935, copy in object file.

Former owner
C.T. Loo & Company
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Keyword(s)
animal, casting, chasing, China, 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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