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At A Glance

  • Period

    2nd century BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    Diam x D: 18.6 x 1 cm (7 5/16 x 3/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Mirror. Glossy mottled black and gray patina surface with malachite incrustations in sharply cut low relief. Box.
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    From at least 1934 to 1935
    C. T. Loo, Paris from at least 1934 [1]
    From 1935
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York on March 23, 1935 [2]
    [1] Olov Jansen, "Le style du Houai et ses affinités; notes à propos de quelques objects de la collection David-Weill," Revue des Arts Asiatiques: Annales du Musée Guimet vol. 8, no. 3 (1934), pp. 146, 180, pl. 57, listed as "Collection C. T. Loo, Paris."
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated March 23, 1935, copy in object file. The invoice was issued by C. T. Loo's New York gallery.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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