Ornament in the form of a bear

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 4 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.25
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Ornament

Keywords
bear, casting, China, gilding, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
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 Bronze List, S.I. 818- 820, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, object records for F1916.25- F1916.27, F1916.713, and F1916.714, as well as purchase details for these same five objects recorded in the Accession List, Collections Management office. Object numbers and S.I. numbers for these five objects appear to have been mismatched within the electronic records.

[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
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)

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

Copyright with museum

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