Historical period(s)
Period of Division, 220-589
Medium
Bronze, gold, silver, lacquer
Dimensions
Diam x D: 27.2 x 1.7 cm (10 11/16 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1929.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
China, Period of Division (220 - 589), pingtuo
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
  • Hai wai i chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections). Taipei, 1985. vol. 2, p. 215.
  • Anneliese Bulling. The Decoration of Mirrors of the Han Period: A Chronology. no. 20 Ascona, Switzerland. pl. 74.
  • Shuichi Goto. Kokyo Shuei (Pictorial Catalogue of Ancient Bronze Mirrors). 2 vols., Tokyo. pl. 72, fig. 5.
  • Japanese Imperial Household. Toyei Shuko: An Illustrated Catalogue of the Ancient Imperial Treasury called Shosoin. 3 vols., Rev. ed. Tokyo. cats. 33, 60, 67.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum