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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.384
Title
Jade Plaque with Openwork Bird Figure
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
Date
475 BCE - 221 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203224
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light brown translucent nephrite
Dimensions
5.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/4 x 1/8 in.)
unspecified: 6 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. 510 by Max Loehr:

510 Plaque with Openwork Bird Figure
Light brown translucent jade plaque in the shape of a pointed shield, surmounted by a long-tailed bird with turned head. An involute curl issues from the side of the shield opposite the bird’s tail. Identically engraved on both sides are curvilinear motifs and unobtrusively striated areas. Above the bird’s neck is a small perforated appendage. Late Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.384
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. 510, p. 344

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