Former owner: Ellis Monroe
Provenance: To 1944
Provenance: Ellis Monroe, New York. 
Provenance: From 1944
Provenance: Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Ellis Monroe, New York. 
Provenance:  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.
Provenance: As Mr. Monroe is handling the finances in regard to our venture, he will send a bill”…, copy of letter in the object file.
Provenance:  See note 1.
Accession Number: F1944.46
Date: late 6th-early 7th century
Period: Sui dynasty or early Tang dynasty
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)
Restrictions & Rights: Copyright with museum
Credit Line: Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Related Online Resources: Google Cultural Institute
See more items in: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection