Altar bell

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Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x Diam (overall): 14.7 x 6.4 cm (5 13/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1903.300
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Musical Instrument
Type

Buddhist ritual implement

Keywords
Buddhism, Japan
Provenance

Hieizan Temple [1]

To 1903
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 [2]

From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1903 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 2, undated folder sheet note. See also, Reserved Bronze List, R.5138, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] see note 1.

[4] 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
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940
Hieizan Temple

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

Copyright with museum