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Support in the form of a bear

Smithsonian Institution


Medium: Bronze with gilding, turquoise inlay, and red pigment (?)
Dimensions: H x W: 7.1 x 6.1 cm (2 13/16 x 2 3/8 in)
Credit Line: Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Provenance: To 1919 ; You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [1] ; 1919 ; Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1919 [2] ; From 1920 ; Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3] ; Notes: ; [1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1443, pg. 295, 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.
Accession Number: F1919.64
Previous custodian or owner: You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source) ; Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Origin: China
Period: Han dynasty
Date: 206 BCE-220 CE possibly 1st century CE
Data Source: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery


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TAG : tag: metalwork , Furniture and Furnishing , bear , Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE) , inlay , casting , China , Chinese Art , gilding