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Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (assembled): 48.3 × 18 × 17.1 cm (19 × 7 1/16 × 6 3/4 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 8th century
Period:
Nara period
Description:
Kannon; in three sections.
Surface: originally gilded; much worn; brown and black patina on worn areas.
Decoration: of halo and base, engraved.
Provenance:
To 1908
Mr. Tamai, Nara, Japan, to 1908 [1]
From 1908 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), acquired from Mr. Tamai, through Samurai Shokai, Yokohama, Japan, in 1908 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 42, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[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
Exhibition History:
The Power to See Beauty (October 14, 2017 to September 6, 2022)
Previous custodian or owner:
Mr. Tamai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Avalokiteshvara  Search this
Late Nara (Tempyo) period (710 - 794)  Search this
Guanyin  Search this
Kannon  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.9a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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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/ye3333f155a-9123-4249-ae3e-59b697ce0be6
EDAN-URL:
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