Ceremonial vessel of the type p'an with inscription in 10 characters

Detail of a pattern
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1960
    Simon Kriger, Washington DC [1]
    From 1960
    Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Simon Kriger, Washington DC [2]
    [1] The piece arrived from China in a broken condition, and figured in a law suit for damages in shipment. See Curatorial Remarks 1 and 2 in the object record.
    [2] The vessel was purchased from Simon Kriger as a study piece.
  • Collection

    Freer Study Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Simon Kriger (1900-1985)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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