Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.1 x 1.2 cm (1 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.144
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Pendant

Keywords
casting, China, gilding, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), miniature, Paul Singer collection, sheep
Provenance

To 1988
J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York. [1]

From 1988 to 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey, acquired from J.J. Lally, New York. [2]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. [3]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler. [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

[4] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.

Previous Owner(s)

J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art

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

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