Garment hook (daigou) with dragon and raptor heads, and two deer

Historical period(s)
Late Warring States period, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, ca. late 4th-early 3rd century BCE
Gilt cast bronze, inaid with turquoise, jade, and glass
H x W x D: 14.2 x 5.8 x 2.9 cm (5 9/16 x 2 5/16 x 1 1/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jewelry and Ornament, Metalwork

Garment hook

casting, China, deer, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), gilding, inlay, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Robert K. Liu. Chinese Warring States Glazed Beads: Unusual Faience Ornaments of the Zhou Dynasty. vol. 28, no. 4 Los Angeles, 2006. p. 60.
  • John Johnston Chan Lai Pik. 5000 Years of Chinese Jade. Exh. cat. San Antonio, Texas, 2011. cat. 38, p. 73.
  • Jenny F. So Emma C. Bunker. Traders and Raiders on China's Northern Frontier. Exh. cat. Seattle, 1995. cat. 75, pp. 153-154.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 162, p. 245.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum