Fragments of a mirror; paired bird design

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Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty
Dimensions
Diam (approx.): 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of the John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-B-503a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
bird, casting, China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)
Provenance

From 1935-37 to 1991
John Hadley Cox (1913-2005), Las Vegas, Nevada. [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John Hadley Cox, Las Vegas, Nevada. [2]

Notes:

[1] The fragments were excavated by the donor outside the North Gate at Changsha between September 1935 and August 1937. See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[2] See Deed of Gift from John Hadley Cox, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

John Hadley Cox 1913 - 2005

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

Copyright with museum