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At A Glance

  • Period

    206 BCE-220 CE
  • Geography

    Inner Mongolia/Ordos, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H: 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Bowl. Hemispherical with slightly everted lip; brown patina with areas of malachite and earthy incrustation. Flat horizontal handle welded on one side; on handle stands a mule cast in the round.
  • Provenance

    To 1946
    Dr. Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, New York. [1]
    From 1946
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Dr. Vladimir G. Simkhovitch, New York. [2]
    [1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Vladimir G. Simkhovitch
  • Origin

    Inner Mongolia/Ordos, China
  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

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