Tomb model of a watch dog

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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: 19.8 x 21 cm (7 13/16 x 8 1/4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1910.14
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Tomb model: watch dog

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

To 1910
Yamanaka & Company, to 1910 [1]

From 1910 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1910 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2002, Freer Galley 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)

Published References
  • Warren E. Cox. The Book of Pottery and Porcelain. 2 vols., New York. p. 83, pl. 21a.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum