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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.395.A
Title
Concave-Walled Jade Cylinder (One of a Pair)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
Date
c. 3500 BCE - c. 2500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, c. 4500-3000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203289
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Nephrite of two shades of celadon-green with cream-colored spots
Dimensions
2.3 x 2.7 cm (7/8 x 1 1/16 in.)
Weight: 22 g
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
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. 179 by Max Loehr:

179 Pair of Concave-walled Cylinders
Jade of two shades of celadon-green with cream-colored spots. The shape of these objects suggests that they were made by the process of biconical drilling with a hollow drill of appropriate dimension, and afterward polished smooth. The perforations are wide and flare at both ends. Probably Shang.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.395.A
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. 179a, p. 139

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