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Garment Hook (daigou), front and back

Unknown CreatorWestern Han dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE)

Hallwyl Museum

Hallwyl Museum
Stockholm, Sweden

GARMENT HOOK (DAIGOU) IN THE FORM AF AN ANTHROPOMORPHIC BEAST

Western Han dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE)
Reportedly from Gushi County, Henan province
Inventory Number: XLIX:I:D.10.

The body of this garment hook is in the form of a bear-like anthropomorphic beast. It holds a sword in its right hand and a shield in its left hand. The lower limbs also appear to be holding weapons, but it is too corroded to see clearly. A bar extends above the beast’s head, and the hook is in the shape of a down-turned animal head. The button that would have attached the garment hook to the belt is located on the back of the beast’s chest.

Details

  • Title: Garment Hook (daigou), front and back
  • Creator: Unknown Creator
  • Date Created: Western Han dynasty (206 BCE – 9 CE)
  • Location Created: China
  • Physical Dimensions: 9.1 x 3.5 cm
  • Subject Keywords: Chinese Bronze Age, Garment Hooks, Dress
  • Rights: CC BY

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