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Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls
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Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls

Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls

Medium:
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 x 10.7 cm (1 3/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork, Container
Origin:
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Topic:
bird, flower, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), China, Chinese Art, gilding, repousse, chasing, hammering, punching
Credit Line:
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
On View:
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
Date:
early 8th century
Period:
Mid-Tang dynasty
Accession Number:
F1978.39a-b
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Provenance:
To 1974 The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington, D.C., to 1974 From 1974 Freer Gallery of Art, gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott in 1974 [1] Notes: [1] The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection to the Freer Permanent Collection December 6, 1978 (see Curatorial Note 4 in the object record).
Rights:
Copyright with museum






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