Previous custodian or owner: Orvar Karlbeck
Provenance: Probably unearthed near the site of the ancient city of Shouchun (in the modern province of Anhui). 
Provenance: To 1924
Provenance: Orvar Karlbeck. 
Provenance: From 1924
Provenance: Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop from Orvar Karlbeck. 
Provenance:  According to Bishop’s unpublished report, Archaeological Research in China, 1924-34, Mr. Karlbeck had acquired nearly all the objects near the site of the ancient city of Shouchun (in the modern province of Anhui). See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
Provenance:  See note 1.
Provenance:  Curatorial Remark 2 and 4 in the object record.
Provenance: The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection in August 8, 1974. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
Provenance: For further information also refer to “Part IV, List 2: A Complete List of Objects in the Bishop Collection” from Sarah L. Newmeyer’s Interim Report (1976), copy in the Carl Whiting Bishop Collection file, Collections Management Office.
Accession Number: F1979.9
Date: 5th-4th century BCE
Period: Eastern Zhou dynasty
Dimensions: H x W x D: 4.2 x 22.8 x 2.9 cm (1 5/8 x 9 x 1 1/8 in)
Related Online Resources: Google Cultural Institute
See more items in: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Credit Line: Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Restrictions & Rights: CC0