Mirror with dragons

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    3rd century BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    Diam x D: 23.5 x 1.2 cm (9 1/4 x 1/2 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Mirror, with one repair. Box. Glossy mottled black patina with areas of azurite on surface. In sharply cut low relief.
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    From at least 1934 to 1935
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York from at least December 1, 1934 [1]
    From 1935
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York on March 23, 1935 [2]
    [1] See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo, New York and [left by him] at the Gallery for examination on December 1, 1934," copy in object file.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated March 23, 1935, copy in object file.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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