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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.312
Title
Jade Silkworm
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
pendant
Date
probably 11th cent. BCE - 771 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204484
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Opaque, bone-colored nephrite
Dimensions
5.9 x 0.6 x 0.9 cm (2 5/16 x 1/4 x 3/8 in.)
unspecified: 8 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. 313 by Max Loehr:

313 Silkworm
Similar to No. 312 in material and shape, but with a more densely fluted body. As in the preceding example the forepart and head, when seen from above, are cicada-like. Probably Western Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.312
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. 313, p. 212

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