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Belt hook: O.209-1946

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Bronze hook in the form of a t’ao-t'ieh mask. It is smooth, with a pillar at the back for attachment. Traces of gilt, with a green patina. The hook itself is like a swan's neck with a serpent or dragon's head.

Notes

History note: Bought Karlbeck, July 1932

Legal notes

Oscar C. Raphael Bequest, 1941, received 1946

Measurements and weight

Length: 11.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1941) by Raphael, Oscar C.

Dating

Han Dynasty (BC 206 - AD 220)
-0200 - 100 -0100

Components of the work

Trace: composed of gilt

Materials used in production

Bronze

Techniques used in production

Gilding

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.209-1946
Primary reference Number: 138316
Oscar Raphael number: 79
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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