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Head of a tomb figure of a horse

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At A Glance

  • Period

    early 1st-early 3rd century
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Unglazed earthenware
  • Dimension

    H x W: 13.1 x 14.3 cm (5 3/16 x 5 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1916.409
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1916.409

Object Details

  • Description

    Clay: soft, buff.
    Unglazed.
    Has a wood stand.
  • Provenance

    To 1916
    Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 [1]
    From 1916 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1916 [2]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 954, 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

    Chinese Ceramics (March 15, 1982 to July 10, 1986)
    Chinese Art (March 9, 1981 to March 12, 1982)
    Chinese Ceramics (May 9, 1980 to March 6, 1981)
    Chinese Art (January 1, 1963 to March 6, 1981)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Wang Jiantang 王鑑堂 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Sculpture
  • Restrictions and Rights

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