Ancient Japanese Sculptures on Display at Freer
A set of four wooden sculptures of Japanese guardian kings goes on display at the Freer Gallery of Art. The sculptures date to the Kamakura Period (1185-1333) and once stood at the north, south, east, and west corners of a Buddhist altar. The sculptures were purchased from a private collection on the recommendation of Howard P. Stern, late director of the Freer Gallery.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
"Ancient Kings Stand Guard at Freer." The Smithsonian Torch (February 1979): 1.
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
February 1, 1979