Buddhist circlet for the head of a divinity

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 8th century
Silver with gilding
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)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork

Head band

apsara, Buddhism, China, music, musician, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance research underway.
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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