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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.565
Title
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/204554
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Calcified and discolored nephrite
Dimensions
0.5 x 10 cm (3/16 x 3 15/16 in.)
unspecified: 79 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. 399 by Max Loehr:

399 Disk with Pattern of Plastic Curls
Similar to Nos. 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, but with more densely placed curls. The surface is almost entirely calcified and discolored, with only a few areas of the original glossy finish remaining. As in the preceding examples, the perforation is cylindrical and sharp-edged. Late Easter Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.565
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. 399, p. 271

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