Mirror with Daoist deities

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, 202 CE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 13.5 x 0.9 cm (5 5/16 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1936.4
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
casting, China, Daoism, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), inscription, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1935 to 1936
C.T. Loo & Company, Paris and New York from at least May 16, 1935 [1]

From 1936
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on March 3, 1936 [2]

Notes:

[1] See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo, New York and [sent to] the Gallery for examination," with annotation that the object was received from Paris on May 16, 1935, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated March 3, 1936, copy in object file. See also C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 85116, Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file.

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