Horse harness frontlet

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 10th-9th century BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 27.1 x 32.4 x 2.2 cm (10 11/16 x 12 3/4 x 7/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation
Accession Number
S2006.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Horse harness trapping

Keywords
casting, China, horse, mask, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To ?
Possibly C.T. Loo (1880-1957), Paris, France. [1]

To 1972
D. David-Weill Collection, Paris, France. [2]

1972
Sale, London, Sotheby & Co., The D. David-Weill Collection: Catalogue of Fine Early Chinese Bronzes Jades, Sculptures, Ceramics and Silver, February 29, 1972, lot 103: “A Good Bronze T’ao T’ieh Mask.” [3]

1972
J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York, purchased at Sale, Sotheby & Co., London, The D. David-Weill Collection: Catalogue of Fine Early Chinese Bronzes Jades, Sculptures, Ceramics and Silver, February 29, 1972. [4]

From 1972
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York, New York, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York. [5]

To ?
Else Jorgensen Sackler (1913-2000), by gift or inheritance from Arthur M. Sackler, New York, New York. [6]

To 2006
The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, New York., gift of Else Jorgensen Sackler. [7]

From 2006
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, New York, New York. [8]

Notes:

[1] See correspondence between the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery dated February 3, 2009, copy in object file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1. See auction catalogue, copy in object file.

[3] See note 2.

[4] See note 1.

[5] See note 1.

[6] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[7] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.

[8] See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (London)
David David-Weill 1871 - 1952
C.T. Loo 1880-1957
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Mrs. Else Sackler 1913 - 2000
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950
Arthur M. Sackler Foundation founded 1965

Published References
  • Royal Academy of Arts. Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1935-36. Exh. cat. London. cat. 146.
  • Georges Salles. Bronzes Chinois des Dynasties Tcheou, Ts'in et Han. Exh. cat. Paris, 1934. cat. 102.
  • The D. David-Weil Collection: Catalogue of Fine Early Chinese Bronzes, Jades, Sculptures, Ceramics, and Silver. London, February 29, 1972. lot 103, p. 41.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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Rights Statement

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