Possibly excavated in Lo-yang, Honan 
Duanfang (1861-1911), Peking 
You Xiaoxi, Shanghai to 1919 
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi in New York in 1919 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 See note 1.
 See Original Miscellaneous List, pg. 346, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century
Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; of slate-colored material completely covered with a chalky coating stained in shades from cream to a dark reddish-tan on the obverse, lighter shades on reverse. (One chipped area on rim.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages. The Charles Lang Freer papers, 1919. p. 73, 77, No. 109.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum