Chariot rein guide with elephants and rattles

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Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 37 x 5.8 x 8.5 cm (14 9/16 x 2 5/16 x 3 3/8 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
S2012.9.612
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 25: RESOUND: Bells of Ancient China
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Fitting

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, elephant, horse trapping, Paul Singer collection, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

From at least 1964 to ?
Hosokawa Moritatsu, Tokyo, Japan. [1]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey. [2]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C. [3]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 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. [4]

Notes:

[1] According to notes from Thomas Lawton, the object was in the collection of Hosokawa Moritatsu when it was published in 1964 in Umehara Sueji, Inkyo (Tokyo: Asahi Shinbunsha, 1964), pl. 45:2. See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See object record.

[3] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

[4] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012. See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997
Hosokawa Moritatsu

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

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