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Figure of Suigetsu Kannon

Figure: Suigetsu Kannon
Artist: False seal of Aoki Mokubei 青木木米 (Japanese, 1767 - 1863)
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Stoneware with celadon glaze
H x W: 15.8 x 10.5 cm (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in)
Japan, Kyoto
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
Clay: hard, dense, grayish. Darkened on surface.
Glaze: figure - celadon, crackled; face, hands, and foot - thin brown (iron wash).

Seal: "Mokubei," impressed on garment of figure behind left knee.

To 1899
Carl Edelheim (1844-1899), Philadelphia, to 1899 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased at the sale of the Carl Edelheim Collection, American Art Association, New York, NY, March 1900 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 208, 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.

Former owner
Carl Edelheim (1844 - 1899)
Charles Lang Freer (1854 - 1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Sculpture
bodhisattva, Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), green glaze, Japan, Kannon, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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