Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam x D: 26.1 x 1.8 cm (10 1/4 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1929.17
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Mirror
Type

Mirror

Keywords
bird, casting, China, phoenix, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

1929
Yamanaka and Company, New York 1929 [1]

From 1929
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1929 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. 1917 - 1965

Published References
  • Gina Choi. Art Review Journal: Byzantium and China: Central Asia In-Between., Autumn. .
  • Alicia Walker. Patterns of Flight: Middle Byzantine Adoptions of the Chinese Feng Huang Bird. vol. 38 Washington and Ann Arbor. p.193, fig.4.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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