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Tomb figure of a seated qilin
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Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
H x W: 28.5 x 16.7 cm (11 1/4 x 6 9/16 in)
early 8th century
A Ch'i-lin; modeled hollow. Left foreleg broken and repaired.
Clay: soft, pinkish-white.
Glaze: pale greenish, finely crackled; lower body unglazed.
Decoration: a curved horn between the eyes; a corrugated ornament down the back.
Ta Ge Chung, Beijing, to 1909 
From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Chung in 1909 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 1996, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 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.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Ta Ge Chung (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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