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Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H (overall): 15.6 cm (6 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Japan
Date:
1185-1333
Period:
Kamakura period
Provenance:
Hiyeizen Temple [1]
To 1903
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 [2]
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1903 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2, undated folder sheet note. See also, Reserved Bronze List, R.5137, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased as a set of five, F1903.292-F1903.296.
[2] See note 1.
[3] see note 1.
[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Words of Wisdom: Buddhist Calligraphy from Japan (April 1, 2023 to February 25, 2024)
Buddhist Art (May 9, 1993 to August 9, 2011)
Previous custodian or owner:
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Enryakuji Temple
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)  Search this
vajra  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
ceremony  Search this
Japanese Esoteric Buddhism  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1903.293
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye387c79231-7361-40db-937e-20d2c7cb7edf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1903.293