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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.591.B
Title
Small Jade Disk with Pattern of Plastic Curls (one of a pair)
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/204570
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Greenish gray and blackish, faintly translucent stone with calcified areas
Dimensions
0.5 x 4.9 cm (3/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
unspecified: 18 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. 354 by Max Loehr:

354 Pair of Small Disks with Pattern of Plastic Curls
Greenish gray and blackish, faintly translucent stone. The calcified areas at the edges of both pieces have partly disintegrated. The irregularly rounded disks are decorated with more or less concentrically arranged curls executed in relief with spiral incisions, in a technique that appears to stand midway between that of Nos. 353 and 355. Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.591.B
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. 354b, p. 238

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