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Fragment of a Box

Unknown CreatorEastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)

Hallwyl Museum

Hallwyl Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

FRAGMENT OF A BOX
Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)
Reportedly discovered in Shouzhou (centered in present-day Shou County, Anhui province)
Inventory number: XLIX:I:C.b.f.01.

This piece is one of three fragments belonging to the same box. The other two are in the collections of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The object is decorated with abstract, coiled dragons. Their claws can be seen in various places.

Details

  • Title: Fragment of a Box
  • Creator: Unknown Creator
  • Date Created: Eastern Zhou dynasty, Warring States period (475 – 221 BCE)
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Bronze, Chinese Bronze Age,
  • Rights: CC BY

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