Cizhou ware head of a boy, broken off at the neck

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Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127
Medium
Earthenware with white slip under copper-green glaze
Style
Cizhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 3.1 x 2.1 cm (1 1/4 x 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1915.314
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Sculpture
Type

Figure: child

Keywords
boy, child, China, Cizhou ware, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)
Provenance

To 1915
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), New York, NY, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, New York, in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2443, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.

[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
Abel William Bahr (C.L. Freer source) 1877-1959

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

Copyright with museum