Garment hook

Historical period(s)
early Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Iron with gold, silver, and jade inlay
H x W (max.): 22.2 x 3.5 cm (8 3/4 x 1 3/8 in)
China, Probably Henan province
Credit Line
Gift of The Honorable and Mrs. Hugh Scott
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)

To ?
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941), New York and "The Chimneys," Sands Point, Port Washington, Long Island. [1]

To 1980
Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington DC [2]

From 1980
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott, Washington DC [3]


[1] Curatorial Remark 7 in the object record.

[2] Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. See also “Deed of Gift” dated October 6, 1980, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[3] See note 2.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Senator and Mrs. Hugh Scott
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes 1871-1941

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 51, p. 101.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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