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Medium:
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 12 x 15.8 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China
Date:
early 1st-early 3rd century
Period:
Eastern Han dynasty
Description:
Bird, modelled hollow. Glazed pottery.
Clay: soft, pinkish.
Glaze: green, with silvery iridescence; partly disintegrated.
Provenance:
To 1906
Yamanaka & Company, to 1906 [1]
From 1906 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1906 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1472, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
[2] See note 1.
[3] 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
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220)  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1906.245
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye35bbc5b6d-d064-4508-a4c3-714bfb27ee4a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1906.245