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At A Glance

  • Period

    middle 8th century
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 74.6 x 165.5 x 25 cm (29 3/8 x 65 3/16 x 9 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Lunette: engraved design on obverse in very low relief; three figures, a Taoist triad, placed within interlacing floral scrolls. Two characters beneath central figure. Border raised; incised floral design. Limestone. Color, dark grey with golden-brown patina (?). Broken. Repaired.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
  • Provenance

    To 1924
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York. [1]
    From 1924
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York in July 1924. [2]
    [1] Freer Gallery of Art accession file, Collections Management Office.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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