Garment hook (daigou)

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou to Western Han dynasty, 3rd century BCE
Bronze with turquoise inlay and gilding
H x W x D: 32.6 x 3.9 x 5.4 cm (12 13/16 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork

Garment hook

animal, casting, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), gilding, inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)

To 1916
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1916 [1]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1916 [2]

From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]


[1] See Original Bronze List, S.I. 959, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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)

Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919

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

Copyright with museum