Plaque in the shape of a bird-headed creature

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-3rd century BCE
Medium
Bronze with gold foil
Dimensions
H x W: 11.1 x 13.7 cm (4 3/8 x 5 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Xinzheng, Henan
Credit Line
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Accession Number
F1980.100
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Plaque

Keywords
bird, casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Possibly from Xinzheng, Henan province, China. [1]

To ?
Herbert Mueller (b. 1885), Beijing and Berlin. [2]

To 1979
Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington D.C. [3]

From 1979
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of the Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington D.C. [4]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] Herbert Mueller (also known by his Chinese name, Mi Sunglin) established the Sunglin Collection (see Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, Vol. 18, 1940-1941). See note 1.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. Also see folder sheet note dated September 13, 1995, object file, Collections Managed Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s)

Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Herbert Mueller 1885 - 1966

Published References
  • Gilded Metals: History, Technology and Conservation. London. p. 147, fig. 8.3.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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