Girdle ornament in form of tortoise

Historical period(s)
Joseon period, late 14th-19th century
H x W x D: 1.9 x 2.6 x 4.2 cm (3/4 x 1 x 1 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Stone


carving, incising, Joseon period (1392 - 1910), Korea, tortoise

Reportedly excavated at Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Korea [1]To 1917Yamanaka and Company, Japan or New York to 1917 [2]From 1917 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka and Company in 1917 [3]From 1920The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]Notes:[1] According to information provided by Yamanaka and Company (see Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, July 8, 2010, in the object record).[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1270, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 2, E. Radcliffe, 1976, in the object record, "The carbon copy of the Original Registration List states this object was purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Japan." See also, Curatorial Remark 5, Louise Cort, July 8, 2010, in the object record.[3] See note 2.[4] 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