Stone gathered from the Yi River at Longmen

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1910
  • Geography

    Longmen, China
  • Material

    Stone with wood stand
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 2.4 x 3.1 x 4.6 cm (15/16 x 1 1/4 x 1 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    From 1911 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), gathered at the Yi River, at Longman, China, in 1911 [1]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [2]
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this stone was "gathered at the Yi River by Mr. Charles L. Freer, while at Lung-men." See Reserved Miscellaneous List, R. 5675, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [2] 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

    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Longmen, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Natural Material
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