Fitting in the form of a supernatural animal

Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, ca. 1st-2nd century
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 19.3 x 36.6 x 13.7 cm (7 5/8 x 14 7/16 x 5 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1961.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Sculpture
Type

Fitting

Keywords
casting, chimera, China, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1961
J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [1]

From 1961
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] See object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950

Published References
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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