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Tomb tripod vessel

Tripod vessel (ding)
Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, early 1st-early 3rd century
Earthenware with copper-green lead-silicate glaze
H x W: 19 x 23.1 cm (7 1/2 x 9 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1907
Unidentified owner, China, to 1907 [1]

From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in China from an unidentified owner in spring 1907 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 1504, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Former owner
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel
China, earthenware, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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