Mirror with figures and chariots

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    2nd-3rd century
  • Geography

    Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    Diam x D: 21.1 x 1.7 cm (8 5/16 x 11/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Description

    Surface: dark olive green patina on the back; brilliant bluish gray with patches of light green on the face; earthy adhesions. Decoration: figures and horse-drawn chariots in relief; engraved border.
  • Previous custodian or owner

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

    By 1936
    C. T. Loo & Company, New York, NY from at least February 1, 1937 [1]
    From 1937
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company on May 3, 1937 [2]
    [1] C. T. Loo's Approval Memo, dated February 1, 1936, on C. T. Loo & Company, Chinese Art letterhead, no. 36/068, “Large mirror high relief decoration of chariot with horses and various figures and birds – TSIN (255-206 B.C.),” copy in object file.
    [2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated May 3, 1937, copy in object file.
  • Origin

    Shaoxing, Zhejiang province, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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