Buddhist ritual bell

image for Buddhist ritual bell
Previous custodian or owner
Bunkio Matsuki 松木文恭 (1867-1940) (C.L. Freer source)
Enryakuji Temple
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Provenance
Hiyeizen 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.5137, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Purchased as a set of five, F1903.292-F1903.296.
[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
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1185-1333
Period
Kamakura period
Accession Number
F1903.295
Topic
Buddhism
Kamakura period (1185 - 1333)
casting
Japan
Japanese Art
ceremony
Japanese Esoteric Buddhism
Origin
Japan
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W (overall): 14.4 x 6.3 cm (5 11/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Metalwork
Ceremonial Object