The brother of an unknown silversmith, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to 1994 
From 1994 to 1999
Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson, Arlington, VA, purchased from the brother of an unknown silversmith in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in 1994 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson in 1999
 The object was acquired by Ambassador and Mrs. Johnson during his term as United States ambassador to Mongolia (see Curatorial Remark 1, Jenny F. So, February 23, 1999, in the object record).
According to an excerpt from a letter (dated April 9, 1999) from Ambassador Johnson to Vidya Dehejia: "This was bought from the brother of one of the few silversmiths in Ulaanbaatar. We recall that we acquired it in late 1994." (see Provenance Remark 1 in the object record).
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum