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Sackler Family

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 16
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1958-1995
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
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Paul Singer Papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a1991-01-ref91

General Archive - Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1991-1994 - Staff, Book Reviews, Sackler Family, Public Programs and Projects, Calendars, and Advertising

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-220, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Public Affairs, Clippings
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Clippings
Clippings / Box 6
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-220-refidd1e3785

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1980-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting relations between the Sackler family and the Freer Gallery of Art, particularly at the time of Arthur M. Sackler's death. Materials include press statements and releases, correspondence, memoranda, clippings of obituaries for Sackler, biographical information about Sackler, meeting agendas, drafts and a copy of the final donor agreement for the Sackler collection and other agreements concerning the Sackler collection, floor plans for the galleries, lists of objects in the Sackler collection and estimated values, and photocopies of photographs of objects.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-181, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files
Identifier:
Accession 01-181
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
3 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Date:
1979-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting relations between the Sackler Family and the Freer Gallery of Art (FGA) and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (AMSG) through the Director, acquisitions to the Sackler collection, the Sackler/Smithsonian Institution Agreement, Sackler events, donations and gifts, the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation/Gallery development, and trips. Materials include transmittal forms for gifts and grants, copies of checks, financial transaction lists, correspondence, memoranda, lists of gift and non-gift honorariums, input vouchers, requests for building services, a move plan, statistical summaries of the collection, copies of articles, press releases, photocopies of photographs of objects, copies of agreements concerning the Arthur M. Sackler and Paul Singer collections, floor plans of galleries, lists of works in the collections, clippings of obituaries for Arthur M. Sackler, photocopy of catalogue for the Singer collection, and a copy of Else Sackler's will.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-182, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files
Identifier:
Accession 01-182
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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The Arts of China Sackler Family/Sonnenreich Funding, 1990

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-180, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 7
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-180-refidd1e3377

Jade hound

Medium:
Jade
Type:
Jade
Origin:
China
Date:
1800-1912
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler; Returned by Nadar Rasti.
Accession Number:
S2012.9.4932
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye315ea7040-816d-4c38-80ce-fa88159738b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.4932
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Leaping lion

Medium:
Gilt-bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 6.7 x 11.2 x 6.7 cm (2 5/8 x 4 7/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
7th century
Period:
Tang dynasty
Topic:
lion  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase -- funds provided by members of the Sackler family, Thomas Colville, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lilley, George J. Fan, and James Lally
Accession Number:
S1997.31
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye32cdf2e3e-792d-47d9-bbba-c2f4f78297d3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1997.31
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Finial with human figure

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 1.4 x 4.2 x 3.2 cm (9/16 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Topic:
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.4179
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye33901ecfe-0249-4cf1-be33-a4722dd3edfe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.4179

Headdress ornament in the form of a flower and butterfly

Medium:
Kingfisher feather, metal, stone
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 7.5 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm (2 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
Late 19th century - early 20th century
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
flower  Search this
inlay  Search this
butterfly  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
kingfisher  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
wirework  Search this
twisted wire  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2011.2
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2011.2

Cheekpiece

Medium:
Gilded and silvered bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 18.4 x 14.2 x 2.5 cm (7 1/4 x 5 9/16 x 1 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
2nd century BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.4203
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye334b5384b-20c8-48d1-809c-accea18ec3be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.4203

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files, 1979-1999

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Director  Search this
Subject:
Lawton, Thomas 1931-  Search this
Beach, Milo Cleveland  Search this
Sackler family  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation  Search this
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Clippings
Floor plans
Date:
1979
1979-1999
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00986
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Files 1979-1999 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_226882

Mirror

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.5 x 10.9 cm (3/16 x 4 5/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2476
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2476

Fragments with dragon interlace

Medium:
Gold foil
Dimensions:
H x W (largest): 18 x 13 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Probably Henan province, China
Date:
6th-5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
hammering  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2593a-u
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3bf2b4995-b082-4c86-80a2-6bed8df229df
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2593a-u

Crossbow fitting (nuqi bigai)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5.6 x 6.2 x 3.2 cm (2 3/16 x 2 7/16 x 1 1/4 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
4th-late 3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2449
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2449

Finial

Medium:
Bronze inlaid with silver
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 9.5 x 4 cm (3 3/4 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Origin:
China
Date:
2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2286
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2286

Ferrule (zun)

Medium:
Bronze inlaid with silver, wood fragments, textile traces
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 16.1 x 2.6 cm (6 5/16 x 1 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
4th-3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
inlay  Search this
casting  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2373
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2373

Mirror

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 0.5 x 17.5 cm (3/16 x 6 7/8 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
1st century
Period:
Western Han or Eastern Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2102
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2102

Spear point

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 15.4 x 2.3 x 2.6 cm (6 1/16 x 7/8 x 1 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
late 3rd century BCE-early 3rd century CE
Period:
Han dynasty
Topic:
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2152
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2152

Plaque in the form of addorsed dragons with dragon interlace

Medium:
Bronze with gold foil
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 13.1 x 9.5 x 0.1 cm (5 3/16 x 3 3/4 x 1/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
6th-5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
repousse  Search this
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Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2076
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2076

Interlocking mechanism (knife handle?)

Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H (overall): 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in)
Type:
Metalwork
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
late 6th-early 5th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
casting  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.2022
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.2022

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