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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 25

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1918 June 19-1918 December 16
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref314
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 27

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1919 March 31-1919 September 30
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref316
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 37

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 20, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1923 November 15-1924 July 8
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref326
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Leo Baekeland Diary Volume 46

Author:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (6.0" x 3.5")
Container:
Box 21, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1928 September 1-1929 June 30
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Family -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Leo Baekeland Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Leo H. Baekeland Papers
Leo H. Baekeland Papers / Series 4: Diaries
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0005-ref335
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Head of the Buddha

Medium:
Volcanic stone (andesite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 32 x 22 x 24.4 cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16 x 9 5/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Java, Indonesia
Date:
late 8th-early 9th century
Period:
Shailendra period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Shailendra period (ca. 750 - ca. 850)  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
Indonesia  Search this
Java  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1978.35
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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F|S Southeast Asia
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c951429e-d2ce-4b22-977a-5648ec42006e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1978.35

William J. Hammer Collection

Creator:
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Names:
Hudson-Fulton Celebration (1909)  Search this
Curtiss, Glenn Hammond, 1878-1930  Search this
Hammer, William J. (William Joseph), 1858-1934 (electrical engineer)  Search this
Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912  Search this
Extent:
5.66 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Publications
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Photographs
Date:
1881-1934
bulk 1905-1915
Summary:
The collection is the result of Major Hammer's passion for amassing material related to aeronautics and technology, and it is arranged into eleven series: articles, clippings, correspondence, drawings and blueprints, leaflets, legislation, minutes, miscellaneous, photographs, programs and publications. Housed in 23 folders, the correspondence is the most comprehensive series, reflecting the original order which grouped the letters into series by topic. Much of the correspondence concerns the planning of the Hudson-Fulton Celebration of 1909, and the involvement of Wilbur Wright and Glenn Curtiss. There is also a scrapbook of black and white photographs providing front and side views of specified airplanes. Each page has 3 photos showing different views of the same plane accompanied by a label with additional information. (See written copy for details. Also, please see information written on 8x11 notebook paper.)
Scope and Contents:
The William J. Hammer Collection reflects Hammer's great interest in aeronautics --a passion he cultivated for several decades by accumulating a veritable storehouse of materials. Hammer's important contributions to the early development of aviation are also evident in this collection.

The collection of materials listed in the finding aid is arranged into two series. The first series includes correspondence, reports, handbooks, drawings, brochures, programs, leaflets, magazines, articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous materials. The second series is comprised of photographs of various sizes, scrapbooks, scrapbook pages and miscellaneous materials (the front pages of newspapers, certificates, posters, etc.).

Hammer's papers are arranged both chronologically and alphabetically. Correspondence, drawings, brochures, programs, leaflets, miscellaneous materials, scrapbook pages, articles and newspaper clippings are organized by the former method. Reports, handbooks, magazines and booklets are grouped alphabetically by either title of publication or author. Photographs are arranged either by subject or chronologically.

The reader should note that at some point, Hammer produced a series of large format photographs. These mounted photographs are duplicates. Due to the very fragile condition of these particular images, the photographs and are not available to researchers.

Additional photographic material regarding Hammer Collection photographs can be found in the NASM Archives Images database. An Archives staff member will assist you with research using this database.

Box 13 of the William J. Hammer Collection has not been scanned.

Note: The digital images in this finding aid were repurposed from scans made by an outside contractor for a commercial product and may show irregular cropping and orientation in addition to color variations resulting from damage to and deterioration of the original objects.
Arrangement:
The William J. Hammer Collection is arranged by content type.
Biographical/Historical note:
William J. Hammer was born in Cressona, Pennsylvania, on February 26, 1858, was an associate of Thomas Edison and an early aviation supporter and enthusiast. He began his career as an assistant to Edward Weston of the Weston Malleable Nickel Company. In 1879, he moved on to a new position as laboratory assistant to Thomas Edison at Menlo Park, New Jersey. His duties ranged from aiding in conducting experiments on such devices as the phonograph, telephone and ore separator to acting as Edison's key person in further developing the incandescent electric lamp. By 1880, he was made chief engineer of the Edison Lamp Works. A year later, Edison dispatched Hammer to London to be chief engineer of the English Electric Light Company. In this position, he helped construct the Holborn Viaduct Central Electric Light Station in London. This was the first central station ever built for incandescent electric lighting. In 1883, Hammer became chief engineer for the German Edison Company. This task included planning and supervising the construction of all Edison plants in Germany. He returned to the United States late in the following year and acted as chief inspector of central stations of the parent Edison Electric Light Company. In 1886-87, Hammer was general manager and chief engineer of the Boston Edison Electric Illuminating Company. In 1888, he worked as an independent engineer and supervised the completion of the then-largest isolated electric lighting plant, located at the Ponce de Leon Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. During that year, Hammer also was chosen as consulting electrical engineer to the Cincinnati Centennial Exposition. Subsequently, Edison selected him as his personal representative to the Paris Exposition of 1889. This assignment rounded out Hammer's eleven years with Edison. During his time as one of Edison's most trusted and important employees, Hammer devised a number of innovations to the incandescent electric lamp. He designed and built the first electric sign, which spelled out the name "Edison". While in Germany, he invented the automatic motor-driven flashing electric lamp sign. This particular sign flashed the word "Edison" letter by letter and then all at once. At the International Electrical Exhibition, held in Philadelphia in 1884, Hammer also constructed the first flashing column of electric lights.

Upon his return to the U.S. in 1890, Hammer worked as an independent consulting electrical engineer by assisting in a variety of electrical projects, carrying out tests, giving lectures and providing expert testimony in patent disputes. He based this modest enterprise in an office in New York City and continued in this occupation until 1925. His career as an electrical engineering consultant was interrupted by World War I. In June 1918, he was commissioned a major in the U.S. Army. He was assigned to the Inventions Section of the War Plans Division of the General Staff in charge of Aeronautical and Electrical Inventions at the Army War College, Washington, D.C.. By December of that year, he was attached to the Operations Division General Staff at the War Department (Inventions Section). During the war and on into 1919, Hammer also worked for the U.S. Patent Office by identifying any aviation-related patents likely to convey too much information to potential enemies. In conjunction with his War Department duties, he acted as a member of the Advisory Board of Experts affiliated with the Alien Property Commission.

Busy as he was with his private consulting work, Hammer also immersed himself in other scientific activities. He took a particular interest in radium after visiting Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris in 1902. The two discoverers of radium gave him some samples of this substance. Soon after returning to the United States, Hammer experimented with radium. His research yielded numerous useful applications for this material such as radium-luminous powders and paints that were used to coat everything from watch and clock dials to aeronautical instruments, switches and toys. Hammer also advocated the use of radium for cancer and tumor treatment. Beyond his interest in this material, he invented selenium light-sensitive cells and recommended many practical uses for them. He also conducted a great deal of laboratory work on X-rays, ultraviolet and cathode rays, phosphorescence and wireless communications. Accordingly, he lectured and published extensively on many of these fields of research and study.

Hand in hand with his overall interest in science and technology, Hammer had a particular passion for aeronautics. Beyond paying careful attention to the rapid progress made in this field at the turn of the twentieth century, he also played an active role as participant and supporter. He made his first balloon flight over France during the Paris Exposition of 1889. His last lighter-than-air journey took place in 1931 aboard the U.S. Navy dirigible Los Angeles. Moreover, he attended and officiated over many balloon, airship and airplane exhibitions and races. Hammer was a member of the Aero Club of America and a director of the Aeronautical Society. This latter group made the first ever purchase of an airplane in January 1909. He served as expert and secretary of the Aeronautics Committee on the Hudson-Fulton Celebration Commission of 1909 and wrote the contracts for Wilbur Wright and Glenn Curtiss to fly their airplanes for this event. This occasion in New York was important as it marked the first time a large gathering of people in the U.S. witnessed heavier-than-air powered flight. As a friend of the Wright brothers, Hammer testified as an expert witness on their behalf during various patent litigation suits. His contact with aviation pioneers went beyond the Wrights and Curtiss. He also knew and interacted with, among others, Samuel Langley, Alberto Santos-Dumont, Henri Farman and Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. Even his work with radium had applications for aviation. Hammer developed radium-based luminous compounds and used them on aircraft instruments so pilots could more easily view their cockpits' dials and gauges.

Hammer's last years were filled with serving as Historian General of the Military Order of the World War, as well as participating in many scientific, engineering and aeronautical committees and societies. During this time, he was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Elliott Cresson Gold Medal, John Scott Medal from the Franklin Institute and the Cross of the Legion of Honor from France. Up until his death on March 24, 1934, he also labored in his efforts to organize a vast personal collection of rare and valuable scientific artifacts, photographs and other materials accumulated since his days with Edison. Following Hammer's death, this important collection was left in the care of his daughter Mabel (his wife of twelve years, Alice, having died in 1906). Some years later, International Business Machines (IBM) acquired it. In 1962, IBM donated the William J. Hammer Scientific Collection to the Smithsonian Institution. The bulk of the collection resides with the National Museum of American History's Archives Center. In the mid 1980s, the aeronautical portion of this collection was transferred to the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) Archives.
Provenance:
IBM (Mr. William J. Hammer Collection), gift, 1961, XXXX-0074, not NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Exhibitions  Search this
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Publications
Manuscripts
Correspondence
Photographs
Citation:
William J. Hammer Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0074, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0074
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Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0074
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United States Government: Alien Property Custodian

Collection Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Container:
Box 97, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1944
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.3: General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-jacqself-ref11471

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Book, Seven-Place Values of Trigonometric Functions for Every Thousandth of a Degree

Maker:
Peters, Johann Theodor  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 2.5 cm x 18.4 cm x 24.4 cm; 31/32 in x 7 1/4 in x 9 19/32 in
Object Name:
Book
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1942
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Carl Hammer
ID Number:
1988.3105.21
Nonaccession number:
1988.3105
Catalog number:
1988.3105.21
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Science & Mathematics
Trigonometry
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-4347-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_905160
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Head of the Buddha

Medium:
Volcanic stone (andesite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38.1 x 23.5 x 24.1 cm (15 x 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Borobudur, Indonesia
Date:
8th century
Period:
Shailendra period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Shailendra period (ca. 750 - ca. 850)  Search this
ushnisha  Search this
urna  Search this
Indonesia  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
FSC-S-16a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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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/ye36419216a-2bf8-41c8-bd5e-4d58d736072a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_FSC-S-16a-b
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Figure of Wei Mo Chi from the Longmen Grottoes

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 170.5 x 141.4 x 16.4 cm (67 1/8 x 55 11/16 x 6 7/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Longmen Cave Temples, Cave 140 (Middle Bingyang Cave), east wall, Luoyang, Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 520
Period:
Northern Wei dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Northern Wei dynasty (386 - 534)  Search this
China  Search this
Weimo  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Myron S. Falk, Jr.
Accession Number:
F2001.7
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/ye37029ccb6-b92a-4424-82bc-4aa4d1557bdd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F2001.7

Vase of bottle shape with "garlic" mouth

Medium:
Porcelain with enamels over clear, colorless glaze; ivory stand
Dimensions:
H x W: 17.2 x 9.5 cm (6 3/4 x 3 3/4 in)
Style:
Jingdezhen ware
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China
Date:
1736-1795, or possibly early 20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty or possibly modern
Topic:
landscape  Search this
Jingdezhen ware  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796)  Search this
Qianlong reign (1736 - 1796)  Search this
woman  Search this
poem  Search this
pomegranate  Search this
China  Search this
porcelain  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
falangcai  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1954.127a-e
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/ye39c41a256-9979-42d1-81e5-d0b7bfffbf07
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1954.127a-e
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Wine flask (you) with handle and cover

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W: 31 cm (12 3/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 1300-1028 BCE
Period:
Shang dynasty
Topic:
snake  Search this
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1974.31a-b
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/ye3bcac8df1-8514-4d88-a3f9-50d82e3e7898
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1974.31a-b

Torso of a Standing Buddha

Medium:
Red sandstone
Dimensions:
H x W: 32.5 x 15.5 cm (12 13/16 x 6 1/8 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Mathura, India
Date:
5th century
Period:
Gupta dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Buddha  Search this
Gupta dynasty (300 - 699)  Search this
India  Search this
South Asian and Himalayan Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1976.15
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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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/ye35b0ab852-6fe4-4b94-a489-bfeca2be1102
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1976.15

Kneeling winged monster

Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 79 x 57.5 x 31.6 cm (31 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 12 7/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Northern Qi dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
monster  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1977.8
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3a0df7e7a-0649-476d-bf7f-6f3b2ca5a684
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1977.8

Kneeling winged monster

Medium:
Limestone relief
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 79 x 53.3 x 30.5 cm (31 1/8 x 21 x 12 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Northern Xiangtangshan, North Cave, Hebei province, China
Date:
550-577
Period:
Period of Division
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
relief seal  Search this
Period of Division (220 - 589)  Search this
Northern dynasties (386 - 581)  Search this
Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577)  Search this
lotus  Search this
temple  Search this
cave  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
monster  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1977.9
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Freer Gallery 17: Promise of Paradise: Ancient Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Data Source:
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Ritual wine vessel (zun)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam: 29.2 × 22 cm (11 1/2 × 8 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Vessel
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 12th-11th century BCE
Period:
Shang dynasty
Topic:
Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
wine  Search this
mask  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1978.29
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Water buffalo

Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8.5 × 15.4 × 7.8 cm (3 3/8 × 6 1/16 × 3 1/16 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
buffalo  Search this
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1978.30
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Jades for Life and Death
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Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 11 x 27.8 x 0.5 cm (4 3/8 x 10 15/16 x 3/16 in)
Culture:
Erlitou culture, ca. 2000-1600 BCE  Search this
Type:
Jade
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 2000-ca. 1400 BCE
Period:
Erlitou culture or early Shang dynasty
Topic:
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Erligang period, Early Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1400 BCE)  Search this
nephrite  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1978.31
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Fragment of standing Bodhisattva

Medium:
Sandstone with traces of polychrome
Dimensions:
H x W: 65.5 x 26.7 cm (25 13/16 x 10 1/2 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Stone
Origin:
Henan province, China
Date:
500-535
Period:
Northern Wei dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
bodhisattva  Search this
Northern Wei dynasty (386 - 534)  Search this
lotus  Search this
China  Search this
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WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Accession Number:
F1978.32
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1978.32

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