Pair of slide fittings in the form of monkeys

Historical period(s)
late Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty or early Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1100-900 BCE
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
H x W x D (.1): 3.5 x 6 x 3.3 cm (1 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 1 5/16 in); (.2) 3.6 x 6.1 x 3.3 cm (1 7/16" x 2 3/8" x 1 5/16")
Geography
China, Anyang
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
S2012.9.632.1-2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Metalwork, Tool and Equipment
Type

Fitting

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), casting, China, monkey, Paul Singer collection, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance

To 1972
D. David-Weill Collection, Paris, France. [1]

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 110. [2]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey. [3]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC [4]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler. [5]

Notes:

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

[2] See note 1.

[3] See object record.

[4] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC

[5] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012. See Acquisition Consideration Form, object file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

Sotheby's (London)
David David-Weill 1871 - 1952
Dr. Paul Singer 1904-1997

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

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