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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.564
Title
Narrow Jade Disk with Pattern of Plastic Curls
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/204540
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Faintly translucent nephrite of olive-green color; traces of cinnabar
Dimensions
0.6 x 9.8 cm (1/4 x 3 7/8 in.)
unspecified: 78 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. 351 by Max Loehr:

351 Narrow Disk with Pattern of Plastic Curls
Faintly translucent jade of olive-green color; traces of cinnabar adhere to the surface. Slightly elevated narrow rims at the outer and inner edges from the patter of spiral curls. The curls are arranged in rows intersecting at angles of 60 degrees. Their “tails,” running either concentrically or along radial axes, are reminiscent of the design of engraved spirals on disk No. 350, while the relatively wide curves of the spirals compare with those on disk No. 402. The spiral pattern appears to be earlier than that typified by No. 393. The date of this disk would accordingly be about the same as that of No. 402. Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.564
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. 351, pp. 236-237

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