Freer Archaeological Expedition Leaves for China

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Carl W. Bishop, associate curator at the Freer Gallery of Art, leaves for China. Bishop leads the archaeological expedition, which is in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. During the expedition, Bishop investigates burial sites dating to the Han Dynasty and is appointed Honorary Adviser in Archaeology to the Historical Department of the Chinese Government.


  • Bishop, Carl Whiting 1881-1942
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1923. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1923, p. 61.

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  • February 12, 1923
  • Han dynasty, 202 B.C.-220 A.D


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