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Garment Hook

Asian Art

MEDIUM Bronze, inlaid with gold and turquoise
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 475-221 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY Warring States Period
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 68.185.11
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Garment Hook, 475-221 B.C.E. Bronze, inlaid with gold and turquoise, 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim, 68.185.11. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 68.185.11_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Gold inlay in circles and diagonals. The hook of the buckle is in the shape of a snake or a bird's head. Condition: The bronze itself has a brownish patination but is covered in some spots by a heavy green patination. Traces of bronze disease. Chip on the edge near the bottom and a small chip on the neck of the animal about one inch from the head.
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    Garment Hook