Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut 
From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from the Bahr Collection in 1963 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 See #351: "Man with hip circle and Kuei," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959
A human figure is presented in profile, with an overly large head and with arms bent at the elbow and with hands turning back to the shoulder. The legs, which are also bent, are treated in a summary fashion. Above the human head is a single-horned dragon, its body arching downward following the concave contour of the human figure. Curving projections and a tail lend the dragon a flamboyant appearance that contrasts with the compact abstraction of the human figure. Incised lines, some of them slanting, define the details of the dragon and the human figure. (Pencil marks [?] on edge; flaws on edges; few flaw cracks; cloudy; cinnabar adhering.)
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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