Asian Art

Northern Constellation

10th–early 12th century

Bronze on leather, framed

framed: 21 1/4 × 25 1/4 × 3 in. (54 × 64.1 × 7.6 cm)
18 × 15 × 1 in. (45.7 × 38.1 × 2.5 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2017.54.22
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Liao dynasty (916–1125)
Classification: 
Ritual Objects
Provenance: 

With TK Asian Antiquities, New York, by March 2003; sold to the Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn., and New York, March 30, 2003; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.