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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.186
Title
Ornamental Jade Plaquette
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
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/204937
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light brownish green translucent nephrite
Dimensions
2.4 x 4.7 x 0.5 cm (15/16 x 1 7/8 x 3/16 in.)
unspecified: 8 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. 511 by Max Loehr:

511 Ornamental Plaquette
Light brownish green translucent jade with uneven, highly polished surfaces. The shape of the central part may be likened to a bulbous vase with a contracted neck and wide mouth, with a pair of perforated lugs on the shoulder. From the belly of this “vase” spring two lateral extensions, each terminating in two volutes of unequal size. Fine linear engravings of a striated leaf on a long stem flanked by curlicues adorn both front and back of the “vase,” whose mouth and foot are perforated. 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
1943.50.186
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. 511, p. 345

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