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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.627
Title
Ceremonial Jade Cuff (?)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
tube
Date
c. 3500 - c. 2500 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Hongshan culture, c. 4500-3000 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204533
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Celadon-green nephrite with light brown markings
Dimensions
H. 11.3 x W. 7 x Thickness 0.7 cm (4 7/16 x 2 3/4 x 1/4 in.)
Weight 298 g
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
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. 323 by Max Loehr:

323 Ceremonial Cuff(?)
Sturdy elliptical tube of celadon-green jade with light brown markings. The upper rim slants back at a steep angle; it is marred by depressions and gaps at the lower point. The narrower bottom rim is uneven and battered. The surfaces are smoothed but not glossy. Western Chou(?).

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.627
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. 323, p. 216

Jenny So, Early Chinese Jades in the Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2019), p. 74, fig. 1

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