Buddhist circlet for the head of a divinity

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
Medium
Silver with gilding
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2.9 x 38.8 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 15 1/4 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.44
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Head band

Keywords
apsara, Buddhism, China, gilding, music, musician, repousse, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Dr. Paul Singer. Early Chinese Gold and Silver. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 62, front cover.
  • Kay Kaufman Shelemay. Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World., 2nd ed. New York. p. 285.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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