Ladle handle

citation

Wedge shaped flat ladle handle with incised symmetrical design on, one side and seated animal figure with beak on other side. Four sets of holes perforate surface on top and bottom edges and upper and lower edge on animal figure side.

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 800-771 BCE
Medium
Marble (calcite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.7 x 7.1 x 0.9 cm (2 5/8 x 2 13/16 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.285
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.285.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Stone, Tool and Equipment
Type

Ladle handle

Keywords
China, Gellatly collection, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Wedge shaped flat ladle handle with incised symmetrical design on, one side and seated animal figure with beak on other side. Four sets of holes perforate surface on top and bottom edges and upper and lower edge on animal figure side.

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

Non-exclusive license