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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.180.A
Title
Triangular Jade Plaque Shaped as a Bird (from a set of five plaques)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
pendant
Date
possibly 1100 - 771 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Western Zhou period, c. 1050-771 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204881
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Buff, partly calcified nephrite
Dimensions
H. 3.5 x W. 2.2 x D. 0.2 cm (1 3/8 x 7/8 x 1/16 in.)
Weight 2 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. 266 by Max Loehr:

266 Set of Five Triangular Plaques, Four Shaped as Birds
Buff, partly calcified jade. The birds are characterized as such by sparingly defined contours. Their surfaces are plain, not eve the eyes are marked. All of them are perforated near the feet. The smallest plaque is a plain triangle, also perforated. Western Chou(?).

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.180.A
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. 266a, p. 197

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