Garment hook (daigou)

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 3rd century BCE
Medium
Bronze with gilding and turquoise inlay
Dimensions
H x W x D: 33.8 x 4.1 x 5.2 cm (13 5/16 x 1 5/8 x 2 1/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1919.69a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Garment hook

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

Reportedly excavated in Shansi [1]

To 1919
You Xiaoxi (late 19th-early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1919 [2]

1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, in 1919 [3]

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

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 6, H.E. Buckman, 1964, in the object record states: "The Envelope file which has now been destroyed, contained only the additional information: 'Excavated in Shansi.'"

[2] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1448, 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

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

Copyright with museum