Model for casting the head of a lion in metal

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Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Earthenware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5.5 x 8.3 x 7.7 cm (2 3/16 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.13
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Model
Type

Model

Keywords
China, lion, Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2467, 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)

Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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

Copyright with museum