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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.561
Title
Jade Disk with Pattern of Spirals in Low Relief
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
disk
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/204538
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Large disk of a translucent, dark bluish green jade with blackish streaks and rust-colored spots
Dimensions
0.6 x 18.2 cm (1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 344 g
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: 七百九十二 (792)
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. 402 by Max Loehr:

402 Disk with Pattern of Spirals in Low Relief
Large disk of translucent, dark bluish green jade with blackish streaks and rust-colored spots. The curls are larger, flatter, and more densely placed than in the types described under Nos. 385 ff. The carving is less refined than in those types; furthermore, the rim is flat rather than raised. On the rim are incised six characters, discussed in the section of the Introduction dealing with inscriptions. Later Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.561
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. 402, p. 274

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