Roof tile

Historical period(s)
Sui or Tang dynasty, late 6th-7th century
Medium
Unglazed earthenware
Dimensions
H x W: 23.3 x 24 cm (9 3/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.400
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Model
Type

Roof tile

Keywords
China, monster, Sui dynasty (581 - 618), Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1916
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang 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. 2478, 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)

Wang Jiantang (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854 - 1919

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

Copyright with museum