Handle in the form of a dragon from a bronze vessel

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, late 6th-early 5th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 81 x 23.7 cm (31 7/8 x 9 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1915.34
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Handle

Keywords
animal, casting, China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

To 1915
John Fenning, New York, to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from John Fenning in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 540, 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.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
John Fenning (C.L. Freer source)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum