“Sleeve-weight” in the form of a plaque

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, possibly modern; or 5th-4th century BCE
Medium
Iron, gold, inlaid with jade
Dimensions
H x W: 6.9 x 6.4 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1933.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Sleeve weight

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

To 1933
Wells, Inc., New York to 1933 [1]

From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Wells, Inc., New York in 1933 [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Wells, Inc.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 21, p. 60.
  • Robert Dale Jacobsen. Inlaid Bronzes of Pre-Imperial China: A Classical Tradition and Its Later Revivals. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 43a.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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