Inscribed mirror with legendary figures

citation

Historical period(s)
Period of Division, 200-499
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 17.6 x 1.4 cm (6 15/16 x 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1939.52
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
casting, China, Period of Division (220 - 589), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

In 1939
C.T. Loo & Company, New York from May 24, 1939 [1]

From 1939
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company on November 30, 1939 [2]

Notes:

[1] See C. T. Loo's stockcard no. 86423: "Mirror. Decorated on the edge with a flat register of birds, animals and flower motives. In the center low registers in low relief of human figures, animals and pagodas, toward the border a narrow register of characters with Taoist inscriptions. Diam 6 ¾. Han," Frank Caro Archive, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, copy in object file. The mirror was shipped to the Freer Gallery in November 1939, see Loo's Approval Memo, dated November 6, 1939, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated November 30, 1939, 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