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Medium:
Stoneware with iron pigment under white slip
Dimensions:
H x W: 5.8 x 5.1 cm (2 5/16 x 2 in)
Style:
Cizhou ware
Type:
Musical Instrument
Origin:
China
Date:
960-1127
Period:
Northern Song dynasty
Description:
Demon head, molded hollow, with two eye perforations and one in the top of the head.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: originally white, now largely disintegrated.
Contains stickers.
Marks:
Contains dealer stickers.
Provenance:
To 1916
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [1]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1916 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2450, 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:
Li Wenqing 李文卿 (ca. 1869-1931) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
Cizhou ware  Search this
demon  Search this
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)  Search this
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Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.599
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/ye300613504-1dd3-4d64-b30e-2d1f7c93a505
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.599