- Provenance information is currently unavailable
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Gilded bronze containers of this type usually held a circular mirror, cosmetics, and toilet articles. While the designs cut into the exterior surface of the lian and its lid are clearly indebted to the inlay patterns of the preceding Eastern Zhou period (770-221 B.C.E.), their linear abstraction is characteristic of Han dynasty (206 B.C.E. -C.E. 220) aesthetic preferences.
- Published References
- America's Smithsonian: Celebrating 150 Years. Washington, 1996. .
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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