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Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls
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Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls

Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls

Medium:
Cast, hammered, and turned silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 12.3 x 7.1 cm (4 13/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork, Vessel
Origin:
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), China, silver, Chinese Art
Credit Line:
Purchase
On View:
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
Date:
early 8th century
Period:
Mid-Tang dynasty
Accession Number:
F1931.17a-b
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
To 1931 Herbert J. Devine, New York to 1931 [1] From 1931 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Herbert J. Devine, New York in 1931 [2] Notes: [1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. [2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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