Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and leaf gilding
H x W: 6.4 x 5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in)
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), grape, China, silver, Chinese Art
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
1930 Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1930  From 1930 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1930  Notes:  Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.  See note 1.
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