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Altar bell

Image for Altar bell
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Previous custodian or owner
Hieizan Temple
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
Hieizan Temple [1]
To 1903
Bunkio Matsuki (1867-1940), Boston, to 1903 [2]
From 1903 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Bunkio Matsuki in 1903 [3]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
Notes:
[1] See Curatorial Remark 2, undated folder sheet note. See also, Reserved Bronze List, R.5138, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] see note 1.
[4] 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 Diam (overall): 14.7 x 6.4 cm (5 13/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Type
Musical Instrument
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Accession Number
F1903.300
Topic
Buddhism
Japan
Japanese Art
Origin
Japan
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum