Incense burner (shan lu) with cover

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x Diam (assembled): 17.9 x 10.2 cm (7 1/16 x 4 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.79a-b
On View Location
Freer Gallery 18: Art and Industry: China's Ancient Houma Foundry
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Incense burner

Keywords
casting, China, Daoism, dragon, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), hunting, incense, mountain
Provenance

To 1911
Yamanaka & Company, Kyoto, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1911 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 234, 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

Published References
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. pl. 65b.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum