Historical period(s)
Bronze Age, 10th-3rd century BCE
Medium
Jade (serpentine)
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 3.7 x 0.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1/4 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.469
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bead (gwanok)

Keywords
Bronze Age (1000 - 400 BCE), Korea
Provenance

Reportedly excavated at Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Korea [1]

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [2]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [3]

From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company (see Curatorial Remarks, Louise Cort, April 5, 2010, and Louise Cort, July 23, 2010, in the object record).

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1270, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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)
Korean Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum