Linchpin on the form of a figure and dragon head

Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, Han dynasty, 122-125
Medium
Bronze with gold and silver inlay
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.6 x 5.5 x 6.4 cm (2 5/8 x 2 3/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1918.148a-d
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Fitting

Keywords
black and white inlay, casting, China, dragon, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), figure, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), inlay, inscription
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kodo seikwa [Selected Relics of Ancient Chinese Bronzes from Collections in Europe and Asia]. 3 vols., Osaka. vol. 1: pl. 31a.
  • Osvald Siren. A History of Early Chinese Art. 4 vols., London, 1929-1930. vol. 1, pl. 51B.
  • S. H. Minkenhof. An Early Chinese Bronze Mask. no. 29 The Netherlands, April 1950. p. 21, fig. 10.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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