Historical period(s)
Northern Zhou dynasty, Period of Division, 557-581
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 28.9 x 13.4 x 14 cm (11 3/8 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1909.96
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Type

Buddhist sculpture

Keywords
Buddha, Buddhism, China, Northern Zhou dynasty (557 - 581), Period of Division (220 - 589), shrine, stupa
Provenance

To 1909
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1909 [1]

From 1909 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in Japan in 1909 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 135, pg. 52, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Bunkio Matsuki (C.L. Freer source) 1867-1940

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