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Medium:
Bronze with pigment
Dimensions:
H x W: 8.5 x 16.3 cm (3 3/8 x 6 7/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Description:
Top component of a steamer of the type "hsien" [Chn]. Bottom pierced in narrow slits.
Surface: dark green and reddish patina, incrusted with green aerugo and brownish earth.
Decoration: painted in red and white.
Provenance:
To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 911, 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:
Art and Industry: China’s Houma Foundry (October 14, 2017 - ongoing)
Studies in Connoisseurship 1923-1983 (September 23, 1983 to March 1, 1984)
Previous custodian or owner:
Lai-Yuan & Company (ca. 1915-April 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.239
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
On View:
Freer Gallery 18: Art and Industry: China's Ancient Houma Foundry
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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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/ye3df59f997-276e-4f1c-8ba7-a899649fae63
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.239