Garment hook


Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou to Western Han dynasty, ca. 3rd century BCE
Bronze with gold, silver, and jade
H x W: 22 x 4.4 cm (8 11/16 x 1 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork

Garment hook

casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), inlay, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Chen Rentao 1906-1968

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 71, p. 120.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 32, p. 156.
  • Archives of the Chinese Art Society of America. vol. 9 Honolulu, 1955. p. 83, fig. 11.
  • Ch'en Jen-t'ao. Chin Kuei lun ku ch'u chi (Essays on Chinese Antiquities in the Chin Kuei Collection with Explanations). Hong Kong. p. 90.
  • Sueji Umehara. Chugoku kodai no hoshoku taiko (Ancient Chinese Jeweled Garment Hooks). no. 11 Osaka, September 1953. p. 2.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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