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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.495
Title
Large Jade Ring
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ring
Date
c. 3300 BCE - c. 2000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Neolithic period, Liangzhu culture, c. 3300-2200 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204822
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Pale sea-green nephrite turned mottled brown and buff on the exterior
Dimensions
2.7 x 2.1 x 11.9 cm (1 1/16 x 13/16 x 4 11/16 in.)
unspecified: 456 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. 605 by Max Loehr:

605 Large, Heavy Ring
Approximately circular, thick-walled ring of inferior jade, mottled brown and buff on the outer faces, but pale sea-green on the inner wall. The perforation is slightly conical. Date uncertain.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.495
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. 605, p. 417

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