Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 26.1 x 1.8 cm (10 1/4 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
bird, casting, China, phoenix, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

1929
Yamanaka and Company, New York 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Published References
  • Alicia Walker. Patterns of Flight: Middle Byzantine Adoptions of the Chinese Feng Huang Bird. vol. 38 Washington and Ann Arbor. p.193, fig.4.
  • Gina Choi. Art Review Journal: Byzantium and China: Central Asia In-Between., Autumn. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum