Garment hook

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou to Western Han dynasty, ca. 3rd century BCE
Bronze with gold, silver, glass and jade (nephrite and serpentine) inlay
H x W: 22 x 4.4 cm (8 11/16 x 1 3/4 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork

Garment hook

China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 32, vol. 1: p. 156.
  • Sueji Umehara. Chugoku kodai no hoshoku taiko [Ancient Chinese Jeweled Garment Hooks]. no. 11 Osaka, September 1953. p. 2.
  • Oriental Art Recently Acquired by American Museums. vol. 9 Honolulu, 1955. p. 83, fig. 11.
  • 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. 71, p. 120.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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