Garment hook (daigou) with dragon and raptor heads, and two deer

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Historical period(s)
Late Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. late 4th-early 3rd century BCE
Medium
Gilt cast bronze, inaid with turquoise, jade, and glass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 14.2 x 5.8 x 2.9 cm (5 9/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.436
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork
Type

Garment hook

Keywords
casting, China, deer, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), gilding, inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Jenny F. So Emma Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier. Exh. cat. Seattle, 1995. cat. 75, pp. 153-154.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 162, p. 245.
  • Robert K. Liu. Chinese Warring States Glazed Beads: Unusual Faience Ornaments of the Zhou Dynasty. vol. 28, no. 4 Los Angeles, 2006. p. 60.
  • John Johnston Chan Lai Pik. 5000 Years of Chinese Jade. Exh. cat. San Antonio, Texas, 2011. cat. 38, p. 73.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum