Canopy fitting or finial

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    5th-4th century BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 9.5 x 1.2 x 3.1 cm (3 3/4 x 1/2 x 1 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    Probably unearthed in Huoqiu (in the modern province of Anhui). [1]
    To 1924
    Orvar Karlbeck. [2]
    From 1924
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Orvar Karlbeck. [3]
    [1] See item X83, pg. 56 in “Part IV, List 2: A Complete List of Objects in the Bishop Collection” from Sarah L. Newmeyer’s Interim Report (1976), copy in the Carl Whiting Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office.
    Also refer to Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file for location.
    [2] Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [3] Curatorial Remark 2 and 6 in the object record. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection in August 8, 1974.
    Also see note 1.
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Community, 480-222 B.C. (September 30, 1982 to February 17, 1983)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Orvar Karlbeck (1879-1967)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
  • Type

    Tool and Equipment
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