- Gallery Text
In the Zhou dynasty the number of jades in burial sites increased significantly, as multiple plaques and beads were sewn or strung together and draped over the face and body of the deceased. Jades in the forms of figures and animals became increasingly realistic, and surface patterns became more complex and highly decorative.
- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Jade Rabbit in the Round
- Ritual Implements
- Work Type
- 11th-10th century BCE
- Creation Place: East Asia, China
- Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
- Persistent Link
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art, Arts of Ancient China from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age
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- Physical Descriptions
- Clear, bluish green, highly translucent nephrite
- H. 1.9 x L. 3 x Thickness 0.6 cm (3/4 x 1 3/16 x 1/4 in.)
Weight 5 g
- [Yamanaka & Co., New York, December 31, 1941] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1941-1943), 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. 365 by Max Loehr:
365 Rabbit in the Round
Clear bluish green, highly translucent jade. The rabbit’s flying ears, longs legs, and slender proportions endow the small sculpture with great liveliness. His head, with its protruding eyes and realistically rendered muzzle, is carefully and delicately modeled. Tiny holes are drilled through the forepaws. Eastern Chou(?).
- 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. 365, p. 246
- Exhibition History
32Q: 1740 Early China I, Harvard Art Museums, 11/16/2014 - 01/01/2050
- Subjects and Contexts
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