“Sleeve-weight” in the form of a plaque

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, possibly modern; or 5th-4th century BCE
Medium
Iron, gold, inlaid with jade
Dimensions
H x W: 6.9 x 6.4 cm (2 11/16 x 2 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1933.11
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Sleeve weight

Keywords
casting, chasing, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), inlay, repousse, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

To 1933
Wells, Inc., New York to 1933 [1]

From 1933
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Wells, Inc., New York in 1933 [2]

Notes:

[1] Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.

[2] See note 1. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Wells, Inc.

Published References
  • Robert Dale Jacobsen. Inlaid Bronzes of Pre-Imperial China: A Classical Tradition and Its Later Revivals. 2 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 43a.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 21, p. 60.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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