Disk (bi) with knobs, feline and dragon

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Previous custodian or owner
Lai-Yuan and Company 來遠公司 (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
Provenance
To 1916
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York, to 1916 [1]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1916 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 892, pg. 196, 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
Restrictions & Rights
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View
Freer Gallery 19: Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
100-220
Period
Eastern Han dynasty
Accession Number
F1916.155
Topic
dragon
Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220)
China
Chinese Art
nephrite
Origin
China
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 22 x 15.2 x 0.7 cm (8 11/16 x 6 x 1/4 in)
Diam (hole): 2.6 cm (1 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Jade
Ceremonial Object