Support in the form of a bear

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At A Glance

  • Period

    206 BCE-220 CE
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Bronze with gilding
  • Dimension

    H x W: 4 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.27
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.27

Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Lai-Yuan & Company (ca. 1915-April 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Provenance

    To 1916
    Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 818- 820, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, object records for F1916.25- F1916.27, F1916.713, and F1916.714, as well as purchase details for these same five objects recorded in the Accession List, Collections Management office. Object numbers and S.I. numbers for these five objects appear to have been mismatched within the electronic records.
    [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.
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Sculpture
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