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Object Number: 84-21-6B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Zhou Dynasty
Date Made: Zhou Dynasty
Early Date: -1027
Late Date: -256
Section:Asian
Materials:Copper Alloy
Bronze
Technique:Cast
Iconography:Leopard
Cowrie
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull, 1984

Description

Bronze axle cap and lynchpin. Tapered axle cap decorated with two cowrie shell bands and a single raised band with scrolls. Lynchpin is long and rectangular with crouching leopard terminal. Incised spots and other details on leapard. One end of lynchpin is broken off and missing. Green patina.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)View Objects in Exhibition
The Bull Collection (16 Oct 1997 - 08 Dec 1997)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1983. Important Chinese Works of Art: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 41, left.View Objects cited in this Publication

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