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Medium:
Wood, pigment, and deer antler
Dimensions:
H x W x D (assembled): 57.5 x 27.5 x 30.8 cm (22 5/8 x 10 13/16 x 12 1/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
Hunan province, Middle Yangtze River valley, China
Date:
ca. 4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Previous custodian or owner:
John Hadley Cox (1913 - 2005)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
The Arthur M. Sackler Collections Trust
Christie's (New York)
Thomas L. Colville
Provenance:
From 1936-37
John Hadley Cox (1913-2005), acquired in Changsha, Hunan province, China. [1]
To 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York, New York. [2]
From 1987 to 1994
Estate of Arthur M. Sackler. [3]
1994
Sale, New York, Christie’s, Important Chinese Works of Art from The Arthur M. Sackler Collections, December 1, 1994, Sale #8064, lot 159: “A Rare Painted Wood Earth Spirit.” [4]
From 1994
Thomas Colville, New Haven, Connecticut, purchased at Sale, Christie’s, New York, Important Chinese Works of Art from The Arthur M. Sackler Collections, December 1, 1994, Sale #8064, lot 159. [5]
From 2000
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Thomas Colville, New Haven, Connecticut. [6]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See note 1.
[4] See Christie’s, New York auction catalogue of Dec. 1, 1994, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
[5] See note 1.
[6] See Gift Receipt, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
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Credit Line:
Gift of Thomas Colville in honor of Jenny So
Accession Number:
S2000.125a-l
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye361b85a6d-5299-44ba-9d1d-76773e21a9dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2000.125a-l