Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE
H x W (overall): 3.1 x 1.1 cm (1 1/4 x 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of the John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection
Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Natural Material


China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)

From 1936 to 1991
John Hadley Cox (1913-2005), Las Vegas, Nevada, purchased in Xiaotun, Anyang, Honan province, China. [1]

From 1991
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of John Hadley Cox, Las Vegas, Nevada. [2]


[1] See Curatorial Remark 1. See also the "List of Objects Offered to the Freer Gallery of Art" and Deed of Gift from John Hadley Cox, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

John Hadley Cox 1913-2005

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