Mask and ring handle

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 5.8 x 5.4 cm (2 5/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1915.328
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Ring handle with mask

Keywords
casting, China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), mask
Provenance

To 1915
Yamanaka & Company, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 655, Freer Gallery 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)

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

Copyright with museum

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