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Ceremonial vessel with cover (kuang)

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At A Glance

  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Bronze, silver and gold inlay
  • Dimension

    H x W: 20.9 x 23.4 cm (8 1/4 x 9 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1912.72a-d
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1912.72a-d

Object Details

  • Description

    Ceremonial vessel, type "kung" with cover.
    Surface: dark brown patina with small areas of green incrustation.
    Decoration: engraved and in relief, with areas of gold and of silver inlay. Inscriptions inside of bowl and cover.
  • Provenance

    To 1912
    Nan Ming Yuan, Tientsin, China, to 1912 [1]
    From 1912 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Nan Ming Yuan in 1912 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 367, 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

    Nan Ming Yuan (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Vessel
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