Sword fitting: Ornament

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W: 1.6 x 6.5 cm (5/8 x 2 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Weapon and Armament
Type

Sword fitting

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

To 1916
Li Wenqing (circa 1869-1931), Shanghai to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1390, pg. 322, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office, which states: "Perhaps from Li Wenqing, N.Y. (?)."

[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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

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

Copyright with museum