string(20) "edanmdm:fsg_F1906.24" Kyoto ware seated figure of Otafuku - National Museum of Asian Art

Kyoto ware seated figure of Otafuku

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Awata, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Material

    Earthenware with paint over white gesso
  • Dimension

    H x W: 11.3 x 14.1 cm (4 7/16 x 5 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1906.24
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1906.24

Object Details

  • Artist

    Hozan Kuman
  • Description

    Clay: dense, buff. Earthenware. Hollow molded figure with sculpted details.
    Glaze: hair, black; flesh, cream and brown; robe, black/white and red. All paints, not glaze; applied over white priming.
    Mark: impressed on base.
  • Marks

    Mark: Hozan Kuman 寳山九萬, impressed on base.
  • Provenance

    To 1906
    Spier Collection, to 1906 [1]
    From 1906 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), puchased from the Spier Collection in 1906 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 218, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] See note 1.
    [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.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Julius Spier (1848-1923) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Awata, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Sculpture
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