Octagonal mirror with animals, flowerets, and floral scrolls

Historical period(s)
Early or mid-Tang dynasty, late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Diam x D: 5.6 x 0.8 cm (2 3/16 x 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Mirror


animal, China, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)

From at least 1935
C. T. Loo & Company, New York, from at least January 5, 1935 [1]

From 1935
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York on February 2, 1935 [2]


[1] See Approval Memo, with a handwritten note: "Brought in by C. T. Loo's nephew," dated January 5, 1935, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice dated February 2, 1935, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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