String of twenty-two beads

Historical period(s)
Three Kingdoms period, 3rd-7th century
Medium
Agate
Dimensions
H x Diam: 23 × 1.1 cm (9 1/16 × 7/16 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.485a-v
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Beads

Keywords
Korea, Three Kingdoms period (1st century BCE - 7th century CE)
Provenance

Reportedly excavated at Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do province, Korea [1]To 1917Yamanaka & Company, to 1917 [2]From 1917 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & 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 Remarks, Louise Cort, April 5, 2010, and July 23, 2010, in the object record).[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1270, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.[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