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Drum of Lingshan type

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Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Former owner
Virginia and Edward T. Chow (1910 - 1980)
Estate of Virginia Chow
Sotheby's (London)
The Virginia and Edward Chow Foundation
Provenance
From at least 1964 to 1992
Virginia (d. 1992) and Edward Chow (1910-80), Geneva, Switzerland. [1]
From 1992 to 1994
Estate of Virginia Chow. [2]
1994
Sotheby's, London sale on June 7, 1994, lot no. 12. [3]
1994
The Virginia and Edward Chow Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland, purchased at auction of Virginia Chow Estate, Sotheby’s, London, June 7, 1994, lot no. 12. [4]
From 1994
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of The Virginia and Edward Chow Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland. [5]
Notes:
[1] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record. Also see letter from David D. Chow dated, October 22, 1994, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.
[2] Curatorial Remark 4 in the object record. Also see memorandum dated May 12, 1994 and April 4, 1994, copies in object file, Collections Management Office. According to Thomas Lawton’s statement in the memorandum dated April 4, 1994, Virginia Chow inherited the collection after Edward Chow’s death. Virginia Chow passed away in 1992, and her estate was settled in 1994.
[3] See note 2.
[4] See note 2.
[5] See note 2. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
Date
6th-early 8th century
Period
Tang dynasty or earlier
Credit Line
Gift of the Chow Foundation in memory of Virgina and Edward Chow
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 71 x 120 x 120 cm (27 15/16 x 47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in)
Type
Metalwork
Musical Instrument
Topic
casting
Period of Division (220 - 589)
frog
China
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Origin
Guangxi province, China
Accession Number
F1994.25a-b