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Belthook (daiguo) decorated with a monkey

Belthook (<i>daiguo</i>) decorated with a monkey

Belthook (daiguo) decorated with a monkey

Bronze with silver and turquoise inlay

H: 7.9 cm

Gift of Giuseppe Eskenazi, London

Accession number:

B08.1054

Arts/Asian Art

Hooks like these were used to close a garment or a belt. Inlaid with gold and silver and encrusted with jade and semiprecious stones, they provided the opportunity to show off wealth and status.