An Appreciation of Chinese Arts in Bryn Mawr College's Collections
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Buckle Hook with InlayWarring States
4th century BCE-3rd century BCE
5 1/2 in. x 13/16 in. x 9/16 in. (13.97 cm x 2.1 cm x 1.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
This object has the following keywords:
- Asian - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Asia, which is in the eastern hemisphere, and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Arctic Ocean, and is generally considered to be delimited on the west by the Ural Mountains. It also refers to the numerous islands off the coast of Asia.
- bronzes - Collectively, the class of sculptures, containers, or other objects executed in bronze, especially artifacts or works considered to be art. When possible, use the material term "bronze (metal)" plus a more specific object name, such as "bronze" + "figurines" or "bronze" + "bowl."
- Chinese - The cultures, styles, and periods characteristic of China. To specifically refer to the cultures of ancient Chine, use "Ancient Chinese."
- clothing - Coverings for the torso, limbs, hands, feet, and head for warmth, fashion, or to cover nudity. It generally excludes other items of costume such as jewelry, crowns, and other accessories that are purely decorative or symbolic and have no practical function.
- Warring States - Refers to the culture, style, and period of later part of the Eastern Zhou, from 403 to 221 BCE, although some scholars date the period to 475 to 221 BCE. Its name comes from chronicles of the time. A time of severe fragmentation with a subsequent economic and political decline, it was nevertheless a time of imaginative craftsmanship. This creativity was perhaps spurred on by an increase in artistic patrons as well as competition between the different states of the Zhou dynasty. The tomb of the Marquis of Zeng at Suizhou in Hubei province is a notable early Warring States site; it contained over 15,000 artifacts such as bronze ritual vessels, bells, weapons, lacquerware, and wooden and bamboo objects. Birds with curved wings and dragons were dominant decorative motifs for bronzes and ceramics, revealing contact with the cultures of the Asiatic steppes, the Huns and Tartars.
- An Appreciation of Chinese Arts in Bryn Mawr College's Collections Bryn Mawr College , Apr 23, 2002 – May 20, 2002
Owner Name: Helen Burwell Chapin, Class of 1914, AB 1915
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Unknown
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: Unknown
Ownership End Date: 1950
Owner Name: Bryn Mawr College
Place: Sotheby's Auction House, New York, New York
Acquisition Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Disposal Method: Not Sold, still in College Collection
Ownership Start Date: 1950
Remarks: In the May 30, 1990 Sotheby's Sale of Chinese Works of Art, Sale Number 6028. This object did not sell.
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
New York, 1990
Page Number: Lot. 34
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