Box and cover

citation

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, first half of the 8th century
Medium
Silver with gilding
Dimensions
H x Diam (assembled): 2.3 x 4.6 cm (7/8 x 1 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1930.53a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Container, Metalwork
Type

Box

Keywords
bird, casting, China, duck, engraving, phoenix, punching, 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.

Published References
  • compiled by the staff of the Freer Gallery of Art. A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired During the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge. Oriental Studies Series, no. 3 Washington, 1946. p. 5.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum