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At A Glance

  • Period

    1392-1599
  • Geography

    Korea
  • Material

    Bronze
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 25.8 x 3.5 x 2.3 cm (10 3/16 x 1 3/8 x 7/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.624
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.624

Object Details

  • Provenance

    Reportedly excavated at Gaeseong, Hwanghaebuk-do province, Korea [1]
    To 1917
    Mr. S. Yamanaka (Yamanaka & Company), Kyoto, to 1917 [2]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Mr. S. Yamanaka, through Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [3]
    From 1920
    The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company. See Curatorial Remark 4, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record. See also, F1917.306.2a-f, Curatorial Remark 1, Louise Cort, July 6, 2010, in the object record.
    [2] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1271, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. For further details regarding the gift, see F1917.306.2a-f, Curatorial Remark 2, Louise Cort, July 8, 2010, in the object record.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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

    Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Korea
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
  • Restrictions and Rights

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