John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection
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Summary
Collection ID:
FSA.A1991.07
Creators:
Cox, John Hadley, b. 1913
Dates:
circa 1936-1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
105 lantern slides
approximate count
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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.
Scope and Contents
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.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Series 1: Tombs & grave at Changsha (Hunan Province), 1936-1937
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Series 2: Changsha Exhibition (Yale, 1939)
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Series 3: Objects from the same Chu Tomb, Changsha
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Series 4: Bronze vessels
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Series 5: Bronze objects
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Series 6: Bronze mirrors
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Series 7: Bronze object
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Series 8: Chu pottery
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Series 9: Han and later ceramics
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Series 10: Chu wooden "Zhenmushou"
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Series 11: Chu wooden burial figures
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Series 12: Other Chu wooden pieces
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Series 13: Chu lacquer pieces
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Series 14: Lacquer pattern
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Series 15: Others
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Series 16: Chu silk manuscript

Biographical / Historical
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.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
FSA A1991.07

Container
1

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Citation
John Hadley Cox Archaeological Study Collection. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Photographs donated by John Hadley Cox, 1991
Custodial History
Film donated by John Hadley Cox, September 12, 1992

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Archaeology -- China -- Antiquities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceramics -- China Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pottery -- China Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bronzes, Chinese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lacquer and lacquering -- China Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Changsha (Hunan Sheng, China) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lantern slides Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
China -- Hunan Province -- Changsha Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Washington, D.C. 20013
AVRreference@si.edu
https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/archives/