- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Jade Chape for a Sword Scabbard
- Ritual Implements
- Work Type
- 3rd century BCE
- Creation Place: East Asia, China
- Han dynasty, Western Han period, 206 BCE-9 CE
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- Heavy piece of olive-green nephrite with smoke-brown and buff clouds
- H. 4.2 x W. 5.3 x D. 2.7 cm (1 5/8 x 2 1/16 x 1 1/16 in.)
Weight 85 g
- Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
- Published Text
- Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
- Max Loehr and Louisa G. Fitzgerald Huber
- Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1975)
Catalogue entry no. 454 by Max Loehr:
454 Chape for a Sword Scabbard
Heavy piece of olive-green jade with smoke-brown and buff clouds. The piece is shaped as a slightly flaring trapezoid with a lenticular cross-section. The sides are covered with spiral curls in relief. On the bottom, executed by incised lines and sloping cuts, is a design of four C -shaped motifs in a cross-like arrangement and small, cross-hatched gussets. The upper face shows a deep, cylindrical bore-hole with small, obliquely drilled tunnels leading into the hole from both sides. Late Eastern Chou.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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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. 454, p. 309
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