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Bell

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
To 1901
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1901 [1]
From 1901 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1901 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Reserved Bronze List, R. 5135, 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.
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 14.7 x 6.2 cm (5 13/16 x 2 7/16 in)
Type
Musical Instrument
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Accession Number
F1901.181
Topic
Buddhism
Japan
Japanese Art
Origin
Japan
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