Historical period(s)
Possibly Tang dynasty, 618-906?
H x W x D: 3.5 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm (1 3/8 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Glass, Jewelry and Ornament


China, iridescence, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)

Possibly from Baoding, modern-day Hebei province, China [1]

To ?
Herbert Mueller (b. 1885), Beijing and Berlin [2]

To 1985
Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington DC [3]

From 1985
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington DC [4]


[1] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See note 3.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Herbert Mueller 1885-1966

Published References
  • Herbert Mueller. Sunglin Collection of Chinese Art and Archaeology: Collection of Dr. Herbert Mueller, sold in Peking in May 1930. New York, May 1930. p. 47, pl. 43.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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