Lateral stretcher from the base of a funerary couch with Sogdian musicians and a dancer
Grey marble with traces of pigment
H x W x D: 19.7 x 95.3 x 16.5 cm (7 3/4 x 37 1/2 x 6 1/2 in)
Probably Ce Xian, Henan province, China
Buddhism, funerary, Period of Division (220 - 589), Northern Qi dynasty (550 - 577), pipa, China, Chinese Art
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer, Gallery 16: Silk Road Luxuries from China
Period of Division, Northern Qi dynasty
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
To 1915 Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1915  From 1915 to 1919 Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1915  From 1920 The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920  Notes:  See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 683, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.  See note 1.  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.
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