Tiny fragment picked up on the site by R. Ettinghausen

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 19th century
Porcelain with cobalt pigment under clear glaze
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


China, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

From 1951

Freer Gallery of Art, Study Collection, acquired on archeological site by Richard Ettinghausin (1906-1979) [1]


[1] See Study Collection Catalogue Card, copy in the object file. Richard Ettinghausen was a German born and educated scholar of Islamic history and art history. In 1944, he joined the Freer Gallery of Art as a curator of Islamic Art and became chief curator in 1961. He left the Freer in 1966, accepting a professorship at New York University, where he helped to develop the Hagop Kevorkian Center of Near Eastern Studies. Ettinghausen acquired this object for the Freer Gallery during a 1951 research trip to the middle east.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Richard Ettinghausen 1906-1979

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