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Fragmentary model (positive) for casting a pear-shaped ornament in metal
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H x W: 2.5 x 6.5 cm (1 x 2 9/16 in)
late 3rd century BCE-early 3rd century CE
A fragmentary model (positive) for casting a pear-shaped ornament in metal.
Clay: soft, buff.
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Pottery List, L. 2461, 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:
Lai-Yuan & Company (ca. 1915-April 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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