Historical period(s)
Song dynasty, 960-1279
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
Diam: 16.4 cm (6 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.359
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Ceremonial object

Keywords
China, Song dynasty (960 - 1279)
Provenance

Reportedly excavated in Shensi [1]

Mr. Pan Tsu Yin [2]

To 1917
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [3]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York in 1917 [4]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [5]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record states: "Said to have been excavated in Shensi and for twenty years in the collection of Mr. Pan Tsu Yin."

[2] See note 1.

[3] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1299, pg. 292, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[4] See note 3.

[5] 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century
Mr. Pan Tsu Yin

Published References
  • Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 10.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum