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Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.1 x 9.8 x 3.6 cm (2 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 1 7/16 in)
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
206 BCE-220 CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Description:
Pitcher in the form of a tiger.
Surface: grayish green and brown patina with a thin incrustation of lighter green and blue.
Decoration: details of modeling in low relief and engraved.
Provenance:
To 1916
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1916 [1]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York 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. 965, 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:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
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Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.447
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3da6ef029-4321-417f-bbe4-a5ccbfd0e30c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.447