Reportedly excavated in An-hsi, Chekiang 
Duanfang (1861-1911) 
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), 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 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record states: "Formerly in the collection of the Viceroy Tuan Fang and said to have been excavated at An-hsi, Chekiang."
 See note 1.
 See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1437, pg. 345, 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 bored from both sides of the type pi [bi] 璧; of closely mottled greenish yellow, olive tan, and brown shades; grayish areas of incipient disintegration.
Acquired with a box, now lost.
- Published References
- A.G. Wenley. Early Chinese Jade. vol. 63, no. 5 Washington, November 1946. p. 345.
- Description of antique Chinese paintings and brass wares as well as of porcelains of different ages. The Charles Lang Freer papers, 1919. p. 72, 76, No. 107.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum