Axle cap with linchpin cast in the form of a feline head

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Historical period(s)
Zhou dynasty, 1050-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12.6 x 6.4 x 6.2 cm (4 15/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1915.45a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Chariot fitting: axle cap and linch pin

Keywords
casting, China, Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

To 1915
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1915 [1]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1915 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] See Original Bronze List, 548, Freer Galley 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
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)

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

Copyright with museum