Plaque in the shape of a bird-headed creature

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    5th-3rd century BCE
  • Geography

    Xinzheng or Henan province, China
  • Material

    Bronze with gold foil
  • Dimension

    H x W: 11.1 x 13.7 cm (4 3/8 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Herbert Mueller (1885-1966)
    Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott
  • Provenance

    Possibly from Xinzheng, Henan province, China [1]
    To ?
    Herbert Mueller (b. 1885), Beijing and Berlin [2]
    To 1979
    Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington DC [3]
    From 1979
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of the Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington DC [4]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
    [2] Herbert Mueller (also known by his Chinese name, Mi Sunglin) established the Sunglin Collection (see Transactions of the Oriental Ceramics Society, Vol. 18, 1940-1941). See note 1.
    [3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. Also see folder sheet note dated September 13, 1995, object file, Collections Managed Office.
    [4] See note 3.
  • Origin

    Xinzheng or Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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