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Votive tablet

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At A Glance

  • Period

    618-907, or later
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Earthenware
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 12.5 x 9.1 x 2.8 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 1 1/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1911.330
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1911.330

Object Details

  • Description

    Buddhist plaque: rectangular, with a pointed top.
    Blackened by fire.
    Clay: soft, dense, gray.
    Unglazed.
    Decoration: modelled in low relief in the face. Twelve characters within squares in relief on the back.
    One of a pair with F1911.331.
  • Provenance

    To 1911
    Unidentified owner, Honan-fu, China, to 1911 [1]
    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from an unidentified owner at Honan-fu in 1911 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2100, 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
  • Exhibition History

    Beyond Paper: Chinese Calligraphy on Objects (August 18, 1994 to July 3, 1997)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Ceremonial Object
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