Head and bust of a Luohan (Arhat), fragment

citation

Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Iron
Dimensions
H x W x D: 54.8 x 44.7 x 23.4 cm (21 9/16 x 17 5/8 x 9 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1913.79
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Arhat, Buddhism, casting, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance

To 1913
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1913 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See S. I. 426, Original Bronze List, 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)

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

Published References
  • pp. 186-187.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum