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3/4 proper right: Temple lion

Temple lion

Type
Figure: animal
Historical period(s)
Tang dynasty, 618-907
Medium
Stone
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 49 x 27 x 30.3 cm (19 5/16 x 10 5/8 x 11 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1913.138

To 1913
Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, to 1913 [1]

From 1913 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York, NY, in 1913 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 481, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Sculpture, Stone
Keyword(s)
China, guardian lion, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), temple
Collection(s) Area
Chinese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum






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