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Tea or Kumiss Bowl

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At A Glance

  • Period

    19th-mid 20th century
  • Geography

  • Material

    Silver and wood
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 4.9 x 11.3 cm (1 15/16 x 4 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1995
    Unknown seller, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to 1995 [1]
    From 1995 to 1999
    Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson, Arlington, VA, purchased from an unknown seller in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in 1995 [2]
    From 1999
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson in 1999
    [1] The object was acquired by Ambassador and Mrs. Johnson during his term as United States ambassador to Mongolia (see Curatorial Remark 1, Jenny F. So, February 23, 1999, in the object record).
    According to an excerpt from a letter (dated April 9, 1999) from Ambassador Johnson to Vidya Dehejia: "We bought [this bowl and S1999.10 & S1999.11] from a man who came to us at the Sunday Market (we believe it was the fall of 1995) and told us he had some bowls to sell, but didn't want to show them in the market.
    We visited his apartment in Ulaanbaatar and fell in love with [S1999.10] at first sight.
    He knew we wanted to get them for our collection, too, so it took a long time to strike a deal" (see Provenance Remark 1 in the object record).
    [2] See note 1.
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson
  • Type

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