Art Finder Work of Art Detail  
Item Actions
Ratings (0)

Belt Hook


Artist Unknown (China)


3rd century BCE

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G214
Belt Hook, Artist Unknown (China)
Belt Hook: Gallery Label - Current
Comments (0)
Tags (5)
Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilt bronze with jade inlay
Size: 9 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 1 1/2 in. (23.18 x 3.34 x 3.81 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: Eastern Chou dynasty; Warring States period, 3rd century BCE
Inscriptions: Sticker; Tag; Mark [EZIA 1954--MO], on sticker fragment, on back; seal with a cross and [11/77], on a string, attached to button on back; [L.66.3.2], in red paint, on back
Physical Description: Animal head at top; sides carved with scrolling organic designs; front has five inlaid decorated jade panels with organic designs and four jade bars between, with two plain jade panels at bottom
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Accession Number: 99.52.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009