- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Concave-Walled Jade Cylinder (One of a Pair)
- Ritual Implements
- Work Type
- c. 3500 BCE - c. 2500 BCE
- Creation Place: East Asia, China
- Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, c. 4500-3000 BCE
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Nephrite of two shades of celadon-green with cream-colored spots
- 2.3 x 2.7 cm (7/8 x 1 1/16 in.)
Weight: 22 g
- Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Published Text
- Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
- Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
- 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
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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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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