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Medium:
Bronze, silver and gold inlay
Dimensions:
H x W: 20.9 x 23.4 cm (8 1/4 x 9 3/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
China
Description:
Ceremonial vessel, type "kung" with cover.
Surface: dark brown patina with small areas of green incrustation.
Decoration: engraved and in relief, with areas of gold and of silver inlay. Inscriptions inside of bowl and cover.
Provenance:
To 1912
Nan Ming Yuan, Tientsin, China, to 1912 [1]
From 1912 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Nan Ming Yuan in 1912 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 367, 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
Previous custodian or owner:
Nan Ming Yuan (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1912.72a-d
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3872a97bc-c628-42e0-9ae1-21411ccf4aef
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1912.72a-d