Buddhist apsara playing the biwa (lute)

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Medium
Wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 55.9 x 20.4 x 1.2 cm (22 x 8 1/16 x 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1903.285
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Furniture and Furnishing
Type

Panel

Keywords
apsara, biwa, Buddhism, Japan, lotus, music
Provenance

To 1903
Hayashi Tadamasa (1853-1906), Paris and Tokyo, to 1903 [1]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the Hayashi sale, through Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), Paris, in 1903 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Wood Carving List, R. 5304, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also the object record for F1903.284.

[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
Hayashi Tadamasa (C.L. Freer source) French (born Japan), 1853 - 1906

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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