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Support in the form of a bear

Support in the form of a bear
Date
206 BCE-220 CE
Period
Han dynasty
Type
Metalwork
Furniture and Furnishing
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 4 x 2.7 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Accession Number
F1915.140
Previous custodian or owner
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1915
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), New York, NY, to 1915 [1]
From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, New York, in 1915 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 693, pg. 173, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.
[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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
China
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