Terminal chock from a chariot

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-4th century BCE
Medium
Bronze with gold and silver inlay.
Dimensions
H x W: 7.9 x 25.6 cm (3 1/8 x 10 1/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.15a-b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Terminal chock from a chariot

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

1932
Yamanaka and Company, Boston 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, Boston in 1932 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 26, p. 65.
  • compiled by the staff of the Freer Gallery of Art. A Descriptive and Illustrative Catalogue of Chinese Bronzes: Acquired During the Administration of John Ellerton Lodge. Oriental Studies Series, no. 3 Washington, 1946. p. 86, pl. 41.
  • Grace Dunham Guest A.G. Wenley. Annotated Outlines of the History of Chinese Arts. Washington, 1949. p. 5.
  • Robert Dale Jacobsen. Inlaid Bronzes of Pre-Imperial China: A Classical Tradition and Its Later Revivals. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 367.
  • Sekai kokogaku taikei (Archaeology of the World). 16 vols., Tokyo, 1958-1962. pl. 257.
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa (Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia). 3 vols., Osaka. pl. 49.
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei (Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang). Kyoto. pl. 56.
  • National Gallery of Art. Chinese Archaeological Exhibition. no. 8 Washington. cat. 135.
  • William Charles White. Tombs of Old Lo-yang: A Record of the Construction of a Group of Royal Tombs at Chin-ts'un, Honan, Probably Dating 550 B.C., 1st ed. Shanghai. pl. 23, fig. 051.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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