Cast bronze with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 6.1 x 5.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in)
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), China, bronze, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
late 7th-early 8th century
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1911 Ta Ge Shang, Beijing and Shanghai, to 1911 1] From 1911 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Shang in 1911  From 1920 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Bronze List, S.I. 225, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1.  The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
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