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Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent
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Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent

Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent

Medium:
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and leaf gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.4 x 5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork, Container
Origin:
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), casting, grape, China, silver, Chinese Art, gilding, chasing, hammering, punching
Credit Line:
Purchase
On View:
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
Date:
late 7th-early 8th century
Period:
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Accession Number:
F1930.39a-b
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
1930 Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1930 [1] From 1930 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1930 [2] Notes: [1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office. [2] See note 1.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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