Deer-shaped ornament

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Bronze with shell, gilding and turquoise inlay
Dimensions
H x W: 5.2 x 10 cm (2 1/16 x 3 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.68
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Ornament

Keywords
casting, China, deer, gilding, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), inlay
Provenance

Reportedly excavated in Shensi [1]

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [2]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1919 [3]

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

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 5, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record states: "The Envelope File, which has now been destroyed, contained only the following information: 'Excavated at Sianfu, in Shensi.'"

[2] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1447, 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

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

Copyright with museum