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Garment Hook


Artist Unknown (China)


4th-3rd century B.C.

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: A Catalogue of the Chinese Bronzes in the Alfred F. Pillsbury Collection: End of a Chapter
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Metalwork | Gilded bronze inlaid with turquoise
Size: 13 3/8 in. (33.97 cm)
Creation Place: Asia, China
Culture: Asia, China
Style: 4th-3rd century B.C., Late Chou dynasty; Huai Style period
Physical Description: A bovine head in the round decorates this dress hook of gilded bronze inlaid with turquoise in an abstract design. It is a first rate exmple of a well-known type. For a similar dress hook, see Eumorfopoulos, Volume 2, Plate 40.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Bequest of Alfred F. Pillsbury
Accession Number: 50.46.16
Added to Site: February 28, 2009