Wand with a dragon head

Historical period(s)
Possibly Warring States period, Zhou dynasty, possibly 475-221 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W: 20.3 x 2.9 cm (8 x 1 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.276
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork
Type

Wand

Keywords
animal, casting, China, dragon, inscription, mask, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

To 1917
Yamanaka & Company, New York to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company, New York in 1917 [2]

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

Notes:

[1] Undated folder sheet note. See Original Bronze List, S.I. 1259, 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)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Yamanaka and Co. (C.L. Freer source) 1917 - 1965

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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