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Cizhou ware whistle in the form of a demon head
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Stoneware with iron glaze
H x W: 6 x 5.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/16 in)
Northern Song dynasty
Demon head, modelled hollow, with two eye perforations and another at the top of the head.
Clay: hard, grayish.
Glaze: dark rich brown.
Contains stickers on the back.
Contains two stickers.
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1916 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2452, 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:
Li Wenqing 李文卿 (ca. 1869-1931) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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