Ornament for diadem

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 9th century
Medium
Gilt silver
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.1 x 9.2 x 6 cm (1 5/8 x 3 5/8 x 2 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Ornament

Keywords
chasing, China, gilding, music, Paul Singer collection, punching, repousse, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To ?
Jun Tsei Tai (1911-1992), New York, New York. [1]

From at least 1987 to 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey, purchased from Jun Tsei Tai. [2]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. [3]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler. [4]

Notes:

[1] According to object record notes, Paul Singer wrote in a letter dated January 30, 1987 to Hiram Woodward that he had purchased the diadem from J.T. Tai. See Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

[4] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.

Previous Owner(s)

Jun Tsei Tai 1911 - 1992

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

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