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Chimera

Chimera
Date
220-589
Period
Period of Division
Type
Sculpture
Metalwork
Medium
Bronze with gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 6.1 x 6.9 cm (2 3/8 x 2 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Accession Number
F1915.38
Previous custodian or owner
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1915
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1915 [1]
From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, 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. 542, 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.
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Related Online Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Origin
China