Whistle in the form of a demon head

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127
Medium
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
Style
Cizhou ware
Dimensions
H x W: 3.6 x 3.6 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.601
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Musical Instrument
Type

Whistle

Keywords
China, Cizhou ware, demon, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127)
Provenance

To 1916
Li Wenqing (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1916 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2453, 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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

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

Copyright with museum