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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.338.A
Title
Quadrilateral Jade Plaque (One of Three)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
Date
770 BCE - 476 BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Spring and Autumn period, 770-476 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/204970
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent, mottled green nephrite
Dimensions
4 x 2.8 x 0.2 cm (1 9/16 x 1 1/8 x 1/16 in.)
unspecified: 5 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. 383 by Max Loehr:

383 Three Quadrilateral Plaques
Thin, translucent, mottled green jade plaques with tiny perforations in the corners. Each is decorated with curvilinear bands in engraved double outlines, partly scooped out for a plastic effect. On close examination these bands prove to be extremely conventionalized versions of two dragon heads facing in opposite directions and joined by a short striated band in the center of each plaque. Early Eastern Chou.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.338.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. 383a, p. 256

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