Circular tile with design of dragon

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Unglazed pottery
Dimensions
Diam x D: 14.8 x 2.9 cm (5 13/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1918.143a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Architectural Element, Ceramic
Type

Tile

Keywords
China, dragon, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), unglazed
Provenance

To 1918
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1918 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Pottery List, L. 2582, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

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

Copyright with museum