Octagonal mirror with animals, flowerets, and floral scrolls
Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Diam x D: 5.6 x 0.8 cm (2 3/16 x 5/16 in)
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), casting, China, bronze, Chinese Art
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
From at least 1935 C. T. Loo & Co., New York from at least January 5, 1935  From 1935 Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo on February 2, 1935  Notes:  See Approval Memo, with a handwritten note: "Brought in by C. T. Loo's nephew," dated January 5, 1935, copy in object file.  See C. T. Loo's invoice dated February 2, 1935, copy in object file.
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