Spearhead (maotou)

Historical period(s)
Eastern Zhou dynasty, 770-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 22.7 x 3 cm (8 15/16 x 1 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1911.62
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Weapon and Armament
Type

Spearhead

Keywords
casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), spear point
Provenance

Possibly excavated near the ancient capital of Chou [1]

To 1911
S. Abe, Kyoto, Japan to 1911 [2]

From 1911 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from S. Abe in 1911 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to a note from the Original Folder Sheet (see Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record),)

[2] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 217, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 1.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

S. Abe (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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