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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.443.B
Title
Arc-Shaped Jade Dragon (one of a pair)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
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/204765
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light green nephrite with light brown spots
Dimensions
4 x 12.1 x 0.5 cm (1 9/16 x 4 3/4 x 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 26 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. 433 by Max Loehr:

433 Pair of Arc-shaped Dragons
Carved of evenly light green jade with light brown spots, these objects are shaped almost symmetrically, the turned heads being echoed, and balanced, by the upturned tails, while the fin-like appendages on either side of the lower edges plainly mirror each other. The bodies are covered with spirals in flat relief, while the appendages and tails are grooved lengthwise. Perforations at top center. Later Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.443.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. 433b, p. 296

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