Statuette

Historical period(s)
Period of Division, ca. 520-530
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 10.6 x 5.5 cm (4 3/16 x 2 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1909.268a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
abhaya mudra, Buddhism, casting, China, dhyana mudra, gilding, mandorla, Period of Division (220 - 589), shield
Provenance

To 1909
Ta Ge Chung, Beijing, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Ta Ge Chung in 1909 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 100, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, Accession List, Collections Management office. However, note that Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record states only that the object was purchased "from a dealer in Peking."

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Ta Ge Chung (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum