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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.393
Title
Long Flaring Jade Tube
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
tube
Date
c. 1700 BCE - c. 1000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period to Shang dynasty
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/203369
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent celadon-green nephrite with small, whitish clouds
Dimensions
15.5 x 3.2 cm (6 1/8 x 1 1/4 in.)
unspecified: 148 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. 178 by Max Loehr:

178 Long Flaring Tube
Translucent celadon-green jade with small, whitish clouds. The cylindrical tube flares slightly at one end, and pronouncedly at the other end. It is perforated length-wise by a funnel-shaped hole, which narrows considerably and terminates off center at the smaller end. Shang or later.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.393
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. 178, p. 139

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