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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 W x D: 5.6 x 13.7 x 13.7 cm (2 3/16 x 5 3/8 x 5 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1994
    The brother of an unknown silversmith, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, to 1994 [1]
    From 1994 to 1999
    Ambassador and Mrs. Donald C. Johnson, Arlington, VA, purchased from the brother of an unknown silversmith in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in 1994 [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: "This was bought from the brother of one of the few silversmiths in Ulaanbaatar.
    We recall that we acquired it in late 1994." (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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