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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.550
Title
Jade Disk with Relief Pattern of Hexagons
Other Titles
Alternate Title: pi
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
disk
Date
206 BCE - 9 CE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, Western Han period, 206 BCE-9 CE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204833
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent, pale green nephrite with two smoke-brown segments at the periphery
Dimensions
0.3 x 14 cm (1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
unspecified: 120 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. 528 by Max Loehr:

528 Disk with Relief Pattern of Hexagons
Like No. 527, except for the two smoke-brown segments at the periphery. The similarity of the design, dimensions, and the variety of jade suggests that this disk may have formed a pair with the preceding one. Han.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.550
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. 528, p. 365

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