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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 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
C.L. Freer source: Yamanaka and Co. , New York
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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