Tomb jar

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, early 1st-early 3rd century
Medium
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 43.2 x 35 cm (17 x 13 3/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1900.45
On View Location
Freer Gallery 12: The Peacock Room Comes to America
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tomb jar

Keywords
China, earthenware, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), funerary
Provenance

To 1900
Yamanaka & Company, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1900 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 16, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.

[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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
The Story of the Beautiful
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum