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Umbrella Fitting

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Object Number:
84-21-8
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Late Eastern Zhou Dynasty
Date Made:
Late Eastern Zhou Dynasty
Early Date:
-1027
Late Date:
-256
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Bronze
Technique:
Cast
Iconography:
Dragon?
Animal
Description:
Bronze chariot umbrella fitting. Circular disc with six movable tapered spokes. Three spokes broken off except for base. Three spokes and one spoke base are still free swinging. Other two spoke bases are corroded to disc. Tubular socket attached to circular disc by six faceted supports with low relief dragon heads at top. Green patina.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bull

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Bronze and Metal-Working (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jan 1987 - Feb 1988)
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The Bull Collection (16 Oct 1997 - 08 Dec 1997)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] 1983. Important Chinese Works of Art: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 42
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