Bowl

Bowl, shallow, with flange rim and low circular base, recessed on the inside.
Surface: gilded and partially covered with a green aerugo and brownish earth attachments.
Decoration: on the exterior, the body is encircled midway by a broad band in low relief, with a narrow molding at its centre; incised decoration of scrolls on interior and exterior base, cavetto and exterior walls, and flange rim.

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Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Medium
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions
H x Diam: 4.3 x 16 cm (1 11/16 x 6 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
F1918.153
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Provenance

To 1918
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1918 [1]

From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1918 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1381, 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917-1965

Description

Bowl, shallow, with flange rim and low circular base, recessed on the inside.
Surface: gilded and partially covered with a green aerugo and brownish earth attachments.
Decoration: on the exterior, the body is encircled midway by a broad band in low relief, with a narrow molding at its centre; incised decoration of scrolls on interior and exterior base, cavetto and exterior walls, and flange rim.

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