Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut 
From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from the Bahr Collection in 1963 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 See #344: "Turquoise standing owl," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
- Previous Owner(s)
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
A horned owl is depicted quite realistically except for the volute and triangle design decor on the wings. (Many chips/discrepancies in uniformity [ancient?]; deteriorated veins filled with soil and spots of cinnabar.)
(Jenny F. So, October 18, 1996) A standing horned owl is carved and decorated on both sides. Its wings hug the body tightly to form a taut columnar shape. Claws are seen in the front, and the back is decorated to show wings and tail. Double incised volutes and curls follow the bird's wings and body descriptively. Turquoise, surface deteriorated and filled with earthy remains; carved.
- Published References
- Chinese Jade Animals. Exh. cat. Hong Kong. cat. 18.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum