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Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Cast bronze with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 6.1 x 5.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1911.70

Foliated mirror with Chang’e (the Moon goddess), hare, toad, tree, and clouds

Mid-Tang dynasty, 8th century
China
Cast bronze
Diam x D: 14.9 x 0.9 cm (5 7/8 x 3/8 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1911.116

Textile with floral medallions and lozenges

Mid-Tang dynasty, first half of the 8th century
China
Brocade (jin): woven silk (weft-faced compound twill)
H x W: 150.1 x 59.3 cm (59 1/8 x 23 3/8 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1911.597a-b

Lateral stretcher from the base of a funerary couch with Sogdian musicians and a dancer

Period of Division, Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Henan province, Probably Ce xian
Grey marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 19.3 x 96.4 x 15.9 cm (7 5/8 x 37 15/16 x 6 1/4 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1915.109

Frontal from the base of a funerary couch with Sogdian musicians and dancers and Buddhist divinities

Northern Qi dynasty, Period of Division, Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Henan province, Probably Ce xian
Grey marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 60.3 x 234 x 23.5 cm (23 3/4 x 92 1/8 x 9 1/4 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1915.110

Lateral stretcher from the base of a funerary couch with Sogdian musicians and a dancer

Period of Division, Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577
China, Henan province, Probably Ce Xian
Grey marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 19.7 x 95.3 x 16.5 cm (7 3/4 x 37 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
F1915.336

Stemmed wine cup with floral scrolls

Mid-Tang dynasty, 8th century
China
Cast silver with chased and ring-punched decoration
H x Diam: 4.3 x 6.6 cm (1 11/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1929.16

Lidded box in the form of a melon with grapevines and knob in the shape of a rodent

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, probably Xi’an
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and leaf gilding
H x W: 6.4 x 5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 15/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1930.39a-b

Small cup with cover

Tang dynasty, 9th century
China
Silver
H x Diam (assembled): 4.1 x 6.9 cm (1 5/8 x 2 11/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1930.42a-b

Foliated mirror with birds and floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
China
Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Diam x D: 22.1 x 1.7 cm (8 11/16 x 11/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1930.45

Hinged cosmetic box in the form of a clam’s shell with birds and floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Silver
H x W x D: 4.6 x 9.3 x 8.2 cm (1 13/16 x 3 11/16 x 3 1/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1930.50a-b

Wine cup with ring handle, birds, animals, and grape vines

Early Tang dynasty, late 7th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Cast and hammered silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 6.4 x 7.8 cm (2 1/2 x 3 1/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1930.51

Lobed bowl with lotus petals, birds, animals, and floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x Diam: 5.6 x 14.6 cm (2 3/16 x 5 3/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1931.8

Lidded container with birds and floral scrolls

Mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Cast, hammered, and turned silver with chased and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 12.3 x 7.1 cm (4 13/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1931.17a-b

Octagonal mirror with animals, flowerets, and floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–first half of the 8th century
China
Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Diam x D: 5.6 x 0.8 cm (2 3/16 x 5/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1935.6a-b

Lobed mirror with a dragon and clouds

Mid-Tang dynasty, first half of the 8th century
China
Cast bronze
Diam x D: 21.5 x 1.2 cm (8 7/16 x 1/2 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1938.8

Square mirror with floral medallion, plant sprays, birds, and insects

Middle Tang dynasty, 8th century
China
Cast bronze, gold and silver sheets with chased decoration, and lacquer
H x W x D: 15.9 x 15.9 x 1.1 cm (6 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 7/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1944.8

Lobed ladle with floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th-early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
H x W x D: 31 x 6.1 x 4.5 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1944.58

Lobed mirror with birds, animals, and floral scrolls

Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–first half of the 8th century
China
Cast bronze and applied silver plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
Diam x D: 24.7 x 1.6 cm (9 3/4 x 5/8 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1954.22

Covered box in the form of a six petalled flower with birds and floral scrolls

Mid-Tang dynasty, early 8th century
China, Shaanxi province, Probably Xi’an
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W: 3 x 10.7 cm (1 3/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Gift of the Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Freer Gallery of Art
F1978.39a-b

Lobed bowl with lion, foliage and a ring of raised dots

late 6th-early 7th century
Probably Uzbekistan
Hammered silver with repoussé and chased decoration
H x Diam: 4.8 Ă— 15.3 cm (1 7/8 Ă— 6 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F1997.13

Wine cup with elephant heads on ring handle

early 7th century
probably Uzbekistan, Central Asia
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration and mercury gilding
H x W x D: 6.3 x 8.7 x 7.1 cm (2 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 2 13/16 in)
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
F2012.1