Reliquary with Stupa-Shaped Top

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 7th century
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 20.2 x 18.6 cm (7 15/16 x 7 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.86a-c
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Reliquary

Keywords
casting, China, gilding, incising, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1914
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1914 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 539, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. For Yamanaka and Company location information, see Accession List.

[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)

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

Copyright with museum