Chariot shaft fitting in the form of a dragon head

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Historical period(s)
Late Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 4th century BCE
Medium
Bronze with gilding and silvering and glass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12.9 x 23.1 x 17 cm (5 1/16 x 9 1/8 x 6 11/16 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Jincun
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.14a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Fitting

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

To 1932
C.T. Loo & Company, New York. [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company, New York. [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

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

Copyright with museum