Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Unglazed pottery
Dimensions
H x W x D: 21.6 x 57.5 x 14 cm (8 1/2 x 22 5/8 x 5 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1970.49
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic
Type

Tomb tile

Keywords
bird, China, dragon, funerary, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), tiger, tomb, unglazed, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1969 to 1970
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) and Agnes E. Meyer (1887-1970), Washington, DC, and Mt. Kisco, NY, from at least 1969 [1]

From 1970
Freer Gallery of Art, bequeathed by Agnes E. Meyer [2]

Notes:

[1] The object is included in a codicil to Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament, dated December 23, 1969, copy in object file.

[2] See a codicil to Agnes E. Meyer’s will and testament cited in note 2.

Previous Owner(s)

Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer (1875-1959) and (1887-1970)

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