Garment hook (daigou)


Historical period(s)
Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Bronze with gilding and turquoise inlay
H x W: 9.6 x 2 cm (3 3/4 x 13/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork

Garment hook

animal, casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), gilding, inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)

Marcel Bing (1875-1920), Paris [1]

To 1915
Lai-Yuan and Company, New York to 1915 [2]

From 1915 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Lai-Yuan and Company in 1915 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 3, undated note by Charles Lang Freer, in the object record.

[2] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 666, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
Lai-Yuan and Company (C.L. Freer source)
Marcel Bing 1875 - 1920

Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia). 3 vols., Osaka. pl. 77c.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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