Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th century BCE
Gold with jade (nephrite) inlay
H x W x D (overall): 12.6 x 2.5 x 2.6 cm (4 15/16 x 1 x 1 in)
Credit Line
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament


China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Chugoku kodai no hoshoku taiko [Ancient Chinese Jeweled Garment Hooks]. no. 11 Osaka, September 1953. pl. 1.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 23, vol. 1: p. 155.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 20.
  • Na Chih-liang. "ηŽ‰ε™¨ι€šε²." Yu ch'i t'ung shih [A General Study of Chinese Jade]. Hong Kong, 1965. p. 38, fig. 45.2.
  • Chang Wen-chi. "δΈ­ε›½ηŽ‰ε™¨ζ­·δ»£ε²." Chung-kuo yu ch'i li tai shih. Hong Kong, 1978. p. 63.
  • 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.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 55, p. 106.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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