Plaque with two animals

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
H x W: 11.5 x 6.9 cm (4 1/2 x 2 11/16 in)
China, Inner Mongolia/Ordos
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork


animal, China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Michael Sullivan. A Short History of Chinese Art. Berkeley. fig. 10a.
  • Michael Sullivan. An Introduction to Chinese Art. Los Angeles and Berkeley, CA. fig. 32.
  • Michael Sullivan. The Arts of China., 3rd ed. Berkeley. p. 56.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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