Bone tube with painted decoration

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th-4th century BCE
H x W: 5.2 x 2.6 cm (2 1/16 x 1 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Hubert Grigaut
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament


China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)

To 1974
Mrs. Hubert Grigaut, Washington, DC [1]

From 1974
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Mrs. Hubert Grigaut, Washington, DC [2]


[1] See letter to Mrs. Hubert Grigaut dated November 14, 1974, copy in object file, Collections Managment Office.

[2] Object came to the Study Collection in 1974. See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Mrs. Hubert Grigaut

Published References
  • Martin J. Powers. Pattern and Person: Ornament, Society, and Self in Classical China. Harvard East Asia Monographs, no. 262 Cambridge, Massachusetts. .
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 133, p. 177.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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