Incorrect Username, Email, or Password
This object does not yet have a description.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
1943.50.359
Title
Jade Bird Figure
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/203248

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Slightly calcified, translucent yellowish brown nephrite
Dimensions
2.7 x 5.5 x 0.2 cm (1 1/16 x 2 3/16 x 1/16 in.)
unspecified: 5 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. 262 by Max Loehr:

262 Bird Figure
Slightly calcified, translucent yellowish brown jade. The bird has a short tail and a rather compact shape, but its hammer-shaped beak and crest relate it to the preceding types. The eyes are comparatively large, and the interior, grooved design, identical on both sides, is reduced to a few lines marking wings and tail. Small perforation at the breast. Late Western Chou.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.359
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Permissions

THIS WORK MAY NOT BE LENT BY THE TERMS OF ITS ACQUISITION TO THE HARVARD ART MUSEUMS.

The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.

Publication History