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Medium:
Unglazed earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W: 6.5 x 8.1 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
late 3rd century BCE-early 3rd century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Description:
Clay: dense, buff
Unglazed.
Decoration: an animal design in relief, enclosed within a rope pattern.
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 Pottery List, L. 2463, 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:
Lai-Yuan & Company (ca. 1915-April 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
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Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
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Chinese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.9
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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/ye3c8fbf3d5-ad8d-44cd-b377-c2377676bcf1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.9