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Belt Hook

Object Number:
83-21-2
Current Location:
China Gallery
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Warring States
Date Made:
Warring States
Early Date:
-475
Late Date:
-221
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Copper Alloy
Bronze
Turquoise
Technique:
Inlaid
Cast
Iconography:
Dragon
Description:
Bronze belt hook. Body and animal-shaped hook were probably originally two separate pieces but possibly from same period. Body is long arching strip with abstracted double-headed dragon motif in silver, gold and turquoise inlay. Two buttons on back side. Green patina on back side. Curving hook end with animal head. Gold inlay eyes is probably recent.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)
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The Bull Collection (16 Oct 1997 - 08 Dec 1997)
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