Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 12th-13th century
Gilt bronze
H x W x D: 25.6 x 3.3 x 3.4 cm (10 1/16 x 1 5/16 x 1 5/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment


Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Korea

Reportedly excavated at Gaeseong, Hwanghaebuk-do province, Korea [1]

To 1917
Mr. S. Yamanaka (Yamanaka & Company), Kyoto, to 1917 [2]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. S. Yamanaka, through Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [3]

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


[1] According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company. See Curatorial Remark 4, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record. See also, F1917.306.2a-f, Curatorial Remark 1, Louise Cort, July 6, 2010, in the object record.

[2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1271, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. For further details regarding the gift, see F1917.306.2a-f, Curatorial Remark 2, Louise Cort, July 8, 2010, in the object record.

[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

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