Period latern slides taken in the mid to late 1930's pertaining to objects in Mr. Cox's collection, namely ceramics, bronzes, lacquer and figures found at archaeological sites in Changsha, Hunan province, dating primarily from the Zhou and Han Dynasties and from the Warring States period.
At a later date, a 5 minute 16mm film of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, shot in Changsha, Hunan province, in 1935 was added to this collection by the donor. The film was converted into both Beta and VHS cassette formats.
This collection is arranged into 16 series:
Series 1: Tombs & grave at Changsha (Hunan Province), 1936-1937
Series 2: Changsha Exhibition (Yale, 1939)
Series 3: Objects from the same Chu Tomb, Changsha
Series 4: Bronze vessels
Series 5: Bronze objects
Series 6: Bronze mirrors
Series 7: Bronze object
Series 8: Chu pottery
Series 9: Han and later ceramics
Series 10: Chu wooden "Zhenmushou"
Series 11: Chu wooden burial figures
Series 12: Other Chu wooden pieces
Series 13: Chu lacquer pieces
Series 14: Lacquer pattern
Series 15: Others
Series 16: Chu silk manuscript
Biographical / Historical:
John Hadley Cox (b. 1913) was a collector of Chinese archaeological ceramic, pottery and bronze vessels, predominantly from the Ch'angsha region of Hunan Province, South Central China. Upon graduating from Yale University in 1935, he spent two years teaching at Yale University's Yale-in-China program in Changsha. In 1991, Mr.Cox also donated 106 potsherds of Thai, Cambodian, Vietnamese and Chinese origin to the Freer Gallery Study Collection. Mr. Cox also left numerous items of his collection to the art gallery of his alma mater.
Collection is open for research.
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