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Identification and Creation

Object Number
1943.50.542
Title
Large Jade Disk with Pattern of Plastic Cones
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
disk
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/204828

Physical Descriptions

Medium
Bone-colored nephrite with a few spots of original greenish hue
Dimensions
0.8 x 17.5 cm (5/16 x 6 7/8 in.)
unspecified: 329 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)

391 Large Disk with Pattern of Plastic Cones
Essentially similar to the types listed from No. 385 onward, except that the curls are not rounded nubs but pointed cones. The jade is bone-colored; only a few spots of greenish hue reveal its original color. Its surface, to which patches of cinnabar still adhere, retains a remarkable gloss. The perforation seems to be almost cylindrical. 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
1943.50.542
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. 391, p. 264

Verification Level

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