Figure of a worshipper

Historical period(s)
Northern Song or Jin dynasty, 12th century
Porcelain with clear, greenish glaze
Ding ware
H x W x D: 3.5 x 2.1 x 1.9 cm (1 3/8 x 13/16 x 3/4 in)
China, Hebei province, Dingxian
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Sculpture

Figure: human

China, Ding ware, Jin dynasty (1115 - 1234), Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)

To 1909
Ta Kou Chai, Beijing, to 1909 [1]

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

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2030, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Ingrid Larsen, "'Don’t Send Ming or Later Pictures': Charles Lang Freer and the First Major Collection of Chinese Painting in an American Museum," Ars Orientalis vol. 40 (2011), pg. 18, Ta Kou Tchai was another spelling for Daguzhai, a Beijing curio shop owned by a dealer named Huo Mingzhi (who was born 1879, and whom Charles Lang Freer referred to as Mr. Ho).

[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 Kou Chai (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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

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