Historical Buddha

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Previous custodian or owner
Ellis Monroe
Provenance
To 1944
Ellis Monroe, New York. [1]
From 1944
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ellis Monroe, New York. [2]
Notes:
[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. Also see correspondences between Jan W.A. Kleijkamp, Ellis Monroe, and A.G. Wenley in the object file, Collections Management Office. In a letter dated June 3, 1944 written by Jan W.A. Kleijkamp to the director, A.G. Wenley states: ““The Pitcairn collection” was, as you know, a joint venture of Mr. Monroe and myself.
As Mr. Monroe is handling the finances in regard to our venture, he will send a bill”…, copy of letter in the object file.
[2] See note 1.
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
late 6th-early 7th century
Period
Sui dynasty or early Tang dynasty
Accession Number
F1944.46
Topic
Buddhism
Sui dynasty (581 - 618)
China
Gautama Buddha
Chinese Art
WWII-era provenance
Origin
China
Medium
Hemp cloth, lacquer, wood, metal wire, and glass with traces of pigment and gilding
Dimensions
H x W x D: 99.5 x 72.5 x 56.7 cm (39 3/16 x 28 9/16 x 22 5/16 in)
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Type
Sculpture
Lacquer