Leaping lion

Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 7th century
Medium
Gilt-bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.7 x 11.2 x 6.7 cm (2 5/8 x 4 7/16 x 2 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase -- funds provided by members of the Sackler family, Thomas Colville, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Lilley, George J. Fan, and James Lally
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1997.31
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Fitting

Keywords
casting, China, gilding, lion, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1978
Rafi Y. Mottahedeh (d. 1978), New York. [1]

From 1978 to 1997
Mildred R. Mottahedeh (1908-2000), New York, ownership transferred to Mrs. Mottahedeh after the death of her husband. [2]

1997
J. J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art, New York, acquired from Mildred R. Mottahedeh, New York. [3]

From 1997
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, purchased from J.J. Lally & Co., New York. [4]

Notes:

[1] See object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See notes dated October 6, 1997, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[3] See Memorandum dated Feb 7, 1997 and invoice from J.J. Lally & Co., copies in object file, Collections Management Office.

[4] See Acquisition Consideration Form, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

J.J. Lally & Co. Oriental Art
Rafi Y. and Mildred R. Mottahedeh 1908-2000

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton, Thomas W. Lentz. Beyond the Legacy: Anniversary Acquisitions for the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. vol. 1 Washington, 1998. pp. 224-225.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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