Left column: 1943.50.271, 1943.50.269; center column: 1943.50.276, 1943.50.274, 1943.50.172; right column: 1943.50.270, 1943.50.272 (all top to bottom) Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.270
Title
Jade Cicada
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
figurine
Date
1st century CE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, Eastern Han period, 25-220 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204702
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Creamy white and yellowish, opaque stone with a glossy polish partly weathered
Dimensions
5.4 x 2.9 x 0.7 cm (2 1/8 x 1 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
unspecified: 20 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. 565 by Max Loehr:

565 Cicada
Creamy white and yellowish, opaque stone with a glossy polish that is partly obliterated by weathering. Biconvex shape. The eyes are made to stand out by means of the notches cut in front and behind them. The head, body, and wings are delineated by simple grooves on both sides. Eastern Han, about the first century A.D.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.270
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
THIS WORK MAY NOT BE LENT BY THE TERMS OF ITS ACQUISITION TO THE HARVARD ART MUSEUMS.
The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
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. 565, p. 392

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu