Panel with low-relief carving of Buddhist apsaras


H x W x D: 51.4 x 18 x 1 cm (20 1/4 x 7 1/16 x 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Furniture and Furnishing


apsara, Japan

To 1903
Charles Gillot (1853-1903), Paris, to 1903 [1]

From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from the sale of the Charles Gillot Collection, Durand-Ruel Gallery, Paris, through Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), in February 1904 [2]

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


[1] See Voucher No. 14, February 1904, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 934, pg. 16, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] After his death in 1903, a sale of Asian art belonging to French artist Charles Gillot took place in February 1904 at the Durand-Ruel Gallery in Paris. This object was purchased by Mr. Siegfried Bing for Charles Lang Freer at that sale (see Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record). Also, 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
Charles Gillot (C.L. Freer source) French, 1853 - 1903

Published References
  • Gaston Migeon. Collection, Charles Gillot: Objets d'art et peintures d'Extreme-Orient : dont la vente aura lieu du lundi 8 fevrier au samedi 13 fevrier 1904 inclus dans les Galeries de Mm. Durand-Ruel, Paris. Paris, February 8 - 13, 1904. p. 15.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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