Garment hook (daigou) in the form of a serpent with a bird

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Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, late Warring States period to Han dynasty, 3rd century BCE
Medium
Bronze with gold and silver inlay
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 5.8 x 14.3 x 2.6 cm (2 5/16 x 5 5/8 x 1 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
RLS1997.48.4524
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Garment hook

Keywords
casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), inlay, Paul Singer collection, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

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

Copyright with museum