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: Lobed mirror with a dragon and clouds

Lobed mirror with a dragon and clouds

Type
Mirror
Historical period(s)
Mid-Tang dynasty, first half of the 8th century
Medium
Cast bronze
Dimension(s)
Diam x D: 21.5 x 1.2 cm (8 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1938.8

To 1938
R.A. Bidwell, Springfield, Massachusetts. [1]

From 1938
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from R.A. Bidwell, Springfield, Massachusetts. [2]

Notes:

[1] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Former owner
R. A. Bidwell
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Keyword(s)
casting, China, dragon, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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