Qin tuning key (qin zhenyao) with crouching bear

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.3 × 3.9 × 2.1 cm (3 11/16 × 1 9/16 × 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1951.7b
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Musical Instrument
Type

Zither tuning key (qin zhenyao)

Keywords
bear, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Fritz Low-Beer

Published References
  • Jenny F. So Emma Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier. Exh. cat. Seattle, 1995. p. 97-98.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 15.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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