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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.525
Title
Jade 'Yuan' Disk
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
disk
Date
c. 2000 BCE - c. 1000 BCE (?)
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204490
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent, pale green, fine-grained nephrite with darker markings; surface polished smooth
Dimensions
0.9 x 16.9 cm (3/8 x 6 5/8 in.)
unspecified: 467 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. 88 by Max Loehr:

88 Yüan Disk
Heavy disk of translucent, pale green, fine-grained jade with darker markings. The surface is polished smooth. The perforation was drilled from both sides and afterwards smoothed, so that it seems to be almost cylindrical. 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
1943.50.525
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. 88, p. 87

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