Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 700-750
H x Diam: 7.8 x 6.9 cm (3 1/16 x 2 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Jerry H. Oslinker
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Vessel


archery, bow, China, flower, lotus, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)

Frederick M. Mayer, New York City [1]

From 1974 to 1981
Dr. Jerry H. Oslinker, Covina, CA, purchased at auction, Christies, New York, June 24-25, 1974, lot no. 160 [2]

From 1981
Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dr. Jerry H. Oslinker in 1981


[1] According to Curatorial Remark 4 in object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Dr. Jerry H. Oslinker
Frederick M. Mayer

Published References
  • Bo Gyllensvard, The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. T'ang Gold and Silver. no. 29 Stockholm. fig. 45e.
  • Christie's (London). The Frederick M. Mayer Collection of Chinese Art. London, June 24-25, 1974. lot 160.
  • International Exhibition of Chinese Art. Exh. cat. Venice. entry 270.
  • Henry Trubner. The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty. Exh. cat. Los Angeles. cat. 343.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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