16 September 2010
A SILVER-INLAID BRONZE GARMENT HOOK
LATE WESTERN HAN/EASTERN HAN DYNASTY, 1ST CENTURY BC-3RD CENTURY AD
The decoration on the arched shaft divided into four sections of geometric pattern centered by lozenges, all on a ground of fine dots, with animal head hook, the underside with four double line borders and a circular button
6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) long, box
Acquired in Hong Kong, 1995.
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The Glorious Traditions of Chinese Bronzes, Singapore, 2000, no. 66.
Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 2002-2006.
A very similar garment hook is illustrated by W.P. Yetts, The Eumorfopoulos Collection, vol. II, pl. XLII, no. B 101.
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