Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 22.8 x 2.1 cm (9 x 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.98
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
Buddhism, casting, China, dharmachakra, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Provenance

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at an exposition of art objects found in the province of Shantung, held at Tsing-tao, China in 1911 [1]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 252, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] 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

Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia). 3 vols., Osaka. pl. 84.
  • Sueji Umehara. Omei ni okeru shina ko kagami (Ancient Chinese Mirrors in Europe and America). Tokyo. pl. 80.
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. ill. 286.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum