Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 3 x 10.7 cm (1 3/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
bird, flower, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), China, silver, Chinese Art
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
early 8th century
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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  Notes:  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).
Chrome users: right click on icon, select "save link as..."
Internet Explorer users: right click on icon, select "save target as..."
Mozilla Firefox users: right click on icon, select "save link as..."
Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »