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Figure of a kirin

Artist:
Attributed to Ogawa Haritsu (1663 - 1747)  Search this
Medium:
Earthenware with lacquer, gold, and mother of pearl
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 14 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
Japan
Date:
18th-19th century
Period:
Edo period or Meiji era
Topic:
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Meiji era (1868 - 1912)  Search this
Japan  Search this
qilin  Search this
kirin  Search this
earthenware  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1900.19
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Bodhisattva (Bosatsu)

Medium:
Lacquer on cloth with gilding
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 60 × 40 × 30 cm (23 5/8 × 15 3/4 × 11 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Lacquer
Origin:
Japan
Date:
10th century
Period:
Heian period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Heian period (794 - 1185)  Search this
bosatsu  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.53
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Animal-headed figurine

Medium:
Lapis lazuli
Dimensions:
H (overall): 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Egypt
Date:
30 BCE-395 CE
Period:
Possibly Roman Period
Topic:
Roman Period (30 BCE - 395 CE)  Search this
Egypt  Search this
Ancient Egyptian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.63
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Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin)

Medium:
Marble with ink and pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 29.5 × 15.2 × 12.3 cm (11 5/8 × 6 × 4 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
probably Hebei province, China
Date:
Dated 549 CE
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
lion  Search this
inscription  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Guanyin  Search this
Eastern Wei dynasty (534 - 550)  Search this
China  Search this
mandorla  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.409a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
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Buddhist stele depicting debate between Weimo and Wenshu

Medium:
Dolomitic limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a): 53.6 x 26.4 x 6.7 cm (21 1/8 x 10 3/8 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
possibly 550-577
Period:
Possibly Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
China  Search this
Wenshu  Search this
Weimo  Search this
fly whisk  Search this
monk  Search this
apsara  Search this
scepter  Search this
lettering  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.410a-b
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Figure in the form of a dog

Medium:
Jade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (a - figure): 2.5 x 4.2 x 2.9 cm (1 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/8 in)
Type:
Jade
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
1644-1911
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
dog  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.468a-b
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Figure of a bodhisattva

Medium:
Stoneware with translucent white glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.4 x 4.5 cm (2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in)
Style:
Ding ware
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
Hebei province, China
Date:
12th century
Period:
Northern Song or Jin dynasty
Topic:
Cizhou ware  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234)  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1911.506
Restrictions & Rights:
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Seated Bodhisattva

Medium:
Limestone with traces of gesso and pigment
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 118 x 75.7 x 47.3 cm (46 7/16 x 29 13/16 x 18 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Maitreya Buddha  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1913.57
Restrictions & Rights:
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Law Supported by Power and Love

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 105.6 x 157.1 x 51.5 cm (41 9/16 x 61 7/8 x 20 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
United States
Date:
ca. 1894-1900, cast in 1915
Topic:
casting  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.339a-f
Restrictions & Rights:
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Freer Courtyard
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Labor Supported by Science and Art

Artist:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907)  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 83.8 x 155.6 x 43.8 cm (33 x 61 1/4 x 17 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
United States
Date:
ca. 1894-1900, cast in 1915
Topic:
casting  Search this
Scientific disciplines  Search this
United States  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1915.68
Restrictions & Rights:
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Head of a bearded man

Medium:
Earthenware with lead-silicate enamel glazes
Dimensions:
H x W: 13.5 x 10.7 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
907-1125
Period:
Liao dynasty
Topic:
Liao dynasty (907 - 1125)  Search this
man  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.242
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Figurine: monk

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.2 x 1.2 x 1.5 cm (2 7/16 x 1/2 x 9/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
monk  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.321
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Saddled horse

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 3.7 x 4.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1 13/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
Inner Mongolia/Ordos, China
Date:
220-589
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
horse  Search this
casting  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.342
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Figure (fragment)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 3.6 x 2.3 cm (1 7/16 x 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Topic:
casting  Search this
China  Search this
figure  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.343
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Figure of a hare seated on its haunches

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.1 x 1.5 x 2.6 cm (1 5/8 x 9/16 x 1 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
618-907
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
rabbit  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.344
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Head of a deity (iron fragment)

Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 16.7 x 11.3 x 10.6 cm (6 9/16 x 4 7/16 x 4 3/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
1368-1644
Period:
Possibly Ming dynasty
Topic:
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.717
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Gathering of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 120.8 x 340 cm (47 9/16 x 133 7/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1921.1
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Western Paradise of the Buddha Amitabha

Medium:
Limestone with traces of pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 159.3 x 334.5 cm (62 11/16 x 131 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
southern Xiangtangshan, Cave 2, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
tree  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Avalokiteshvara  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
meditation  Search this
temple  Search this
sutra  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
throne  Search this
Mahasthamaprapta  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
Pure Land  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1921.2
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Seated tiger

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 104.2 × 40 × 94 cm (41 × 15 3/4 × 37 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Late Song dynasty
Period:
Song dynasty
Topic:
tiger  Search this
Song dynasty (960 - 1279)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1921.3
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Buddhist stele

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 125.8 x 64.1 x 11.9 cm (49 1/2 x 25 1/4 x 4 11/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
China
Date:
Dated 564 C. E.
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
throne  Search this
Wenshu  Search this
Weimo  Search this
trident  Search this
scepter  Search this
abhaya mudra  Search this
varada mudra  Search this
cintamani  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1923.14
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