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Object Number: 84-21-7A
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. Other end of lynchpin with hole. 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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