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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.51.21
Title
Jade Finial on a Bronze Handle
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
finial
Date
206 BCE - 220 CE (?)
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, 206 BCE-220 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204617
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent pale green and calcified buff nephrite finial with glossy surface; bronze handle partially overlaid with gold foil
Dimensions
3.7 x 4.6 x 0.4 cm (1 7/16 x 1 13/16 x 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 32 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. 580 by Max Loehr:

580 Jade Finial on Bronze Handle
Translucent pale green and calcified buff jade plaque with a glossy surface. The symmetrically outlined plain plaque with a carefully finished transverse oval slot is mounted on a flattish bronze handle. The handle, which terminates in modeled animal masks, is overlaid with gold foil and encrusted with iron oxide. Portions of textile wrapping, impregnated with iron oxide, are preserved on the side of the handle. Han(?).

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.51.21
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. 580, p. 400

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