On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Belt hooks such as these would have been worn at the waist of a long robe by a member of the ruling elite; on the back is a small knob that would have attached to the robe’s belt. The tie or belt of the garment would have been wrapped around the head of the animal, possibly a dragon, at the curved end of the hook.
Bronze, inlaid with gold and turquoise
Warring States Period
Warring States Period
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim
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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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 68.185.11_top_PS4.jpg)
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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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