Apsara (Buddhist Heavenly Being)

Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, ca. 13th-14th century
H x W x D: 4 x 2.3 x 8.1 cm (1 9/16 x 7/8 x 3 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork


apsara, chasing, China, hammering, piercing, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

To 1946
Tonying and Company, Inc., New York to 1946. [1]

From 1946
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Tonying and Company, Inc., New York in 1946. [2]


[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. For more information, see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Published References
  • Michel Beurdeley. L'amateur chinois des Han au XXe siecle. Aspects de l'art Fribourg. pl. 6.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 106, vol. 1: p. 176.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 26.
  • The Horizon Book of the Arts of China. New York. p. 276.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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