Belt ornament (from a set of eight, F1916.474, 719-724, F1917.558)

Historical period(s)
Northern Song dynasty, 960-1127
Medium
Gilt bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 3.7 x 4 cm (1 7/16 x 1 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.719a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Belt ornament

Keywords
gilding, Korea, mythological animal, Northern Song dynasty (960 - 1127), repousse, Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE)
Provenance

To 1916Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1916 [1]From 1916 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1916 [2]From 1920The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]Notes:[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 992, 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

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

Copyright with museum

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