Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, early 1st-early 3rd century
Medium
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
Dimensions
H x W: 19.5 x 21.5 cm (7 11/16 x 8 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1919.185a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Tomb censer

Keywords
China, earthenware, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), incense
Provenance

To 1919
C.D. McGrath, New York, NY, to 1919 [1]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from C.D. McGrath in 1919 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 2611, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record, this censer and lid were originally accessioned as F1919.4b-c; see folder sheet for F1919.4 for more information.

[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)

C. D. McGrath (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Published References
  • Oriental Ceramics: The World's Great Collections. 12 vols., Tokyo. vol. 10, pl. 5.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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