Vessel (hu) (fragment)

Detail of a pattern
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Object Details

  • Description

    The bronze was purchased as a complete object but when the container was opened the object was found in several pieces. Examination showed that the vessel is made of old and new parts and that the joints were cleverly concealed with plaster and false patina. Analytical and corrosion product studies were made in the original parts. Some of the original fragments have been cut up to furnish samples for metallographic mounts.
    Item is in several pieces lettered: D, F, H, K, plus 1 large piece not lettered, 1 curved piece not lettered, a tubular piece not lettered, and 2 small fragments also not lettered.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Charles Fabens Kelley
  • Provenance

    To 1948
    Charles Fabens Kelley. [1]
    From 1948
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Fabens Kelley. [2]
    [1] See object file, copy in Collections Management Office. According to previous provenance text, “Given to the donor, Charles Fabens Kelley, by a soldier who bought it in China during World War II.”
    [2] See note 1.
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    Gift of Charles Fabens Kelley
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