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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.419
Title
Curved Jade Fish with Hooked Nose
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
pendant
Date
c. 11th cent. BCE - 771 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/202767
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Mottled, pale olive-green, bluish, and cream-colored nephrite
Dimensions
7.2 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm (2 13/16 x 3/4 x 1/4 in.)
unspecified: 19 g
Published Text
Catalogue
Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Authors
Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
Publisher
Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)

Catalogue entry no. 289 by Max Loehr:

289 Curved Fish with Hooked Nose
Strongly arched, sturdy piece of a mottled, pale olive-green, bluish, and cream-colored jade. The nose of the fish is like a hooked beak, perforated at the lower corner. The outline of the gill curves forward, separating from the head proper the part beneath which assumes, more pronouncedly than in No. 288, the shape of a foot or paw. Western Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.419
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber, Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975), cat. no. 289, p. 205

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