Garment hook with scrolls

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 400-300 BCE
Jade (?)
H x W x D: 4.8 x 1.5 x 0.6 cm (1 7/8 x 5/8 x 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament

Garment hook

carving, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE), WWII-era provenance

Zhang Naiji Collection [1]

To 1963
J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York [2]

From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York in 1963 [3]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [4]


[1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[2] J. T. Tai's stockcard no. YT-627, "1 jade piece," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on October 9, 2009.

[3] See Tai's invoice dated X/15/63, copy in object file

[4] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s)

Zhang Naiji 1899-1948
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950

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

Copyright with museum