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3/4 profile: Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls

Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls

Type
Box
Historical period(s)
Mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century
Medium
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimension(s)
3.0 x 10.7 cm
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1978.39a-b

To 1974
The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington, D.C., to 1974

From 1974
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott in 1974 [1]

Notes:

[1] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection December 6, 1978 (see Curatorial Note 4 in the object record).

On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Metalwork
Keyword(s)
bird, chasing, China, flower, gilding, hammering, 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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