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Belt hook: O.209-1946

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Current Location: Gallery 28 - Arts of Asia Gallery


Maker: Unknown




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.


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.


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

Components of the work

Trace composed of gilt

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Techniques used in production


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: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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