Garment ornament: butterfly (fragment)

Historical period(s)
Goryeo period, 12th-13th century
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
Diam: 2.3 cm (7/8 in)
Geography
Korea
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1917.577
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Garment ornament

Keywords
butterfly, gilding, Goryeo period (918 - 1392), Korea
Provenance

Reportedly excavated at Gaeseong, Hwanghaebuk-do province, Korea [1]To 1917Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [2]From 1917 to 1919Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York 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, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record). Also see F1917.317.1, 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. [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