Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls

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Historical period(s)
Mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century
Medium
Cast, hammered, and turned silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 12.3 x 7.1 cm (4 13/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Geography
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1931.17a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Cup

Keywords
casting, chasing, China, gilding, hammering, punching, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1931
Herbert J. Devine, New York to 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Herbert J. Devine, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Herbert J. Devine Galleries

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

Copyright with museum