Mirror

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Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 18.6 x 1 cm (7 5/16 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1935.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
casting, China, qin, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1934 to 1935
C. T. Loo, Paris from at least 1934 [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company, New York on March 23, 1935 [2]

Notes:

[1] Olov Jansen, "Le style du Houai et ses affinités; notes à propos de quelques objects de la collection David-Weill," Revue des Arts Asiatiques: Annales du Musée Guimet vol. 8, no. 3 (1934), pp. 146, 180, pl. 57, listed as "Collection C. T. Loo, Paris."

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated March 23, 1935, copy in object file. The invoice was issued by C. T. Loo's New York gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

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

Copyright with museum