Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty or Five Dynasties period, 9th-mid 10th century
Medium
Unglazed earthenware
Dimensions
H x W: 22.7 x 38.5 cm (8 15/16 x 15 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1918.47a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Sarcophagus

Keywords
China, earthenware, Five Dynasties period (907 - 960), Tang dynasty (618 - 907)
Provenance

To 1918
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang, in New York, in 1918 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L, 2580, 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
Wang Jiantang (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

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