Taoist Figure

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
H x W x D: 36.7 x 7.6 x 5.6 cm (14 7/16 x 3 x 2 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, Daoism, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

To 1911
Temple at Kai Feng-fu, China, to 1911 [1]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), given by the priest in charge of a temple at Kai Feng-fu, China, in 1911 [2]

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


[1] According to F1911.434, Curatorial Remark 2, in the object record: "This pair of figures came from the shield of the great Kwan-yin in the ruin temple of at Kai Feng-fu, and were given to Mr. Freer by the priest in charge. See further, S.I. 332, Appendix IV, and Miscellaneous Envelope File." See also, Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 332, 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.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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