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Figure of Shoki the Demon Queller, Bizen ware

Figure: Shoki
Historical period(s)
Edo period or Meiji era, 19th century
Unglazed stoneware with sprinkles of wood ash
Bizen ware, Imbe type
H x W: 32.3 x 24.8 cm (12 11/16 x 9 3/4 in)
Japan, Okayama prefecture, Imbe
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number

To 1900
Zerego, Genoa, to 1900 [1]

From 1900 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Zerego in 1900 [2]

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


[1] See Original Pottery List, L. 822, 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
Zerego (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Sculpture
Bizen ware, Buddhism, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), stoneware, Zhong Kui
Collection(s) Area
Japanese Art
Web Resource(s)
Google Cultural Institute

Rights Statement
Copyright with museum

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