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The Buddha calling the earth to witness

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th century
  • Geography

    Thailand, Laos, or Cambodia
  • Material

    Ivory and gilding
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 13.7 x 6 x 4.2 cm (5 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/8 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    Unnamed Siamese official [1]
    From 1909 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at sale, Collection of Siamese and Cambodian Antiquities, Curios and Relics, American Art Association, New York, NY, April 6, 1909 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, February 18, 2002, "The catalogue of the sale of Siamese and Cambodian objects (6 April 1909) noted that they had been accumulated over a period of thirty-five years by a Siamese official." See also, the object record for F1909.48, Curatorial Remark 5, H. E. Buckman, 1964, wherein is provided additional provenance information for several objects acquired at this same American Art Association sale.
    [2] See note 1. See also, Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 74, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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

    American Art Association (established 1883) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Thailand, Laos, or Cambodia
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
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