Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grape vines

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Historical period(s)
Early Tang dynasty, late 7th century
Medium
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 6.4 x 7.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.51
On View Location
Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
bird, casting, chasing, China, engraving, gilding, grape, hammering, rabbit, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

1930
Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1930 [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.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum