Burial plaque

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 2nd century BCE
H x W x D: 2.1 × 2.5 × 0.1 cm (13/16 × 1 × 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Burial plaque

Carl Whiting Bishop collection, China, funerary, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)

From at least 1934
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop in Xinzheng, Henan Province sometime during his expeditions in China between 1923 and 1934.


[1] See item X450, pg. 71 in “Part IV, List 2: A Complete List of Objects in the Bishop Collection” from Sarah L. Newmeyer’s Interim Report (1976), copy in the Carl Whiting Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection in August 8, 1974. See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. Also see Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

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