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Ornament in the form of a bear

Ornament in the form of a bear
206 BCE-220 CE
Han dynasty
Bronze with gilding
H x W: 4 x 3.5 cm (1 9/16 x 1 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
Accession Number
Previous custodian or owner
Lai-Yuan & Company (ca. 1915 - April 1921) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 818- 820, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also, object records for F1916.25- F1916.27, F1916.713, and F1916.714, as well as purchase details for these same five objects recorded in the Accession List, Collections Management office. Object numbers and S.I. numbers for these five objects appear to have been mismatched within the electronic records.
[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
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