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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 with gilding
Dimensions
H x W: 5.7 x 4.5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Accession Number
F1918.50
Previous custodian or owner
Wang Jiantang 王鑑堂 (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1918
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1918 [1]
From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang, in New York, in 1918 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1365, pg. 290, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. According to the Accession File, Collections Management Office, this object was a gift from K. T. Wong of Shanghai.
[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
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