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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.609.B
Title
Jade Segment with Plastic Curls (one of a pair)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
pendant
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/204239
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Strongly calcified, originally gray-green nephrite
Dimensions
9.1 x 2.2 x 0.5 cm (3 9/16 x 7/8 x 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 26 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. 483b by Max Loehr:

483 Pair of Segments with Plastic Curls
The strongly calcified, originally gray-green pieces appear to have been refashioned from a broken disk, part of which was, in consequence, lost. Proof of such recutting is afforded (1) by the pattern of the curls, set in straight rows, that run across the ends, and (2) by the crenelation of the contours produced at the expense of the outer and inner margins. Both pieces are perforated at the apex only. 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
1943.50.609.B
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. 483b, p. 330

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