Casket with Four Guardian Animals on the inner walls, accompanied by an epitaph tablet dated 1197

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Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 1197
Medium
Slate
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22.7 x 56.7 x 34.1 cm (8 15/16 x 22 5/16 x 13 7/16 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.359a-g
On View Location
Freer Gallery 14: Rediscovering Korea's Past
Classification(s)
Container, Stone
Type

Casket

Keywords
dragon, epitaph, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Korea, phoenix, tiger, tortoise
Provenance

To 1909
Yamanaka & Company, Osaka, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 164, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

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

Published References
  • Charlotte Horlyck. The Eternal Link: Grave Goods of the Koryo Kingdon (918-1392 CE). 44 Washington, D.C., 2014. fig. 4.
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington, D.C. no. 8.1, p. 138.
Collection Area(s)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum