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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.319
Title
Jade Pendant in the Shape of Three Acrobats
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
pendant
Date
350-300 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204809
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale gray-green nephrite
Dimensions
4.6 x 1.9 x 0.5 cm (1 13/16 x 3/4 x 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 6 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. 413 by Max Loehr:

413 Pendant in the Shape of Three Archers
Openwork design of light greenish gray jade, representing three acrobats in long, checkered coats. One of the men supports the other two on his head and raised hands. Both the front and back of their coats are marked with plain and crosshatched fields; the borders are striated. Their hair falls in tresses over the shoulders at the back. The arms of the upper two men are separated from their chests merely by drill-holes. Late Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.319
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. 413, p. 283

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