Foliated mirror with Chang’e (the Moon goddess), hare, toad, tree, and clouds

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Historical period(s)
Mid-Tang dynasty, 8th century
Medium
Cast bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 14.9 x 0.9 cm (5 7/8 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.116
On View Location
Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
casting, China, cloud, rabbit, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), toad, tree
Provenance

To 1911
Li Wenqing (circa 1869-1931), Shanghai to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, China, in 1911 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 271, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. vol. I, pl. 90d.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum