Model (positive) for casting metal monster mask

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, late 3rd century BCE-early 3rd century CE
Medium
Earthenware with traces of vermillion
Dimensions
H x W: 5.8 x 6.6 cm (2 5/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Model
Type

Model

Keywords
China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), mask, monster
Provenance

To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2466, 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)

Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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

Copyright with museum