Plaque with a winged horse

Historical period(s)
Period of Division, 220-589
H x W x D: 7.5 x 12.3 x 1.9 cm (2 15/16 x 4 13/16 x 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


chasing, China, horse, Period of Division (220 - 589), repousse, WWII-era provenance

To 1946
Tonying and Company, New York. [1]

From 1946
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, New York. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • unknown title. vol. 9. .
  • Yee U Lee. Nei Meng-ku chu tu wen wu hsuan chi [Selected Cultural Objects Excavated in Inner Mongolia]. Peking. p. 49.
  • unknown article. vol. 10. p. 83.
  • Roman Ghirshman. Iran: Parthians and Sassanians. The Arts of Mankind, vol. 3 London. pp. 260, 307, fig. 337, 406.
  • Benjamin Rowland. Chinoiseries in T'ang Art. vol. 10, no. 4 Washington and Zurich. p. 280, fig. 15.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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