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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.339.J
Title
Ornamental Jade Belt Plaque (one from a set of twelve)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
Date
6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. 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/205003
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Light gray, greenish, and bone-colored, faintly translucent stone
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. 382 by Max Loehr:

382 Set of Twelve Ornamental Belt Plaques
Light gray, greenish, and bone-colored, faintly translucent material fashioned as unevenly cut, thin slabs. Two of them, slightly larger than the rest, are distinguished by crenelation. All of the plaques are decorated with curvilinear configurations and dragon faces, executed in engraved double outlines. The backs are plain. Small perforations suggest that these pieces were sewn to a belt of perhaps a cap. 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
1943.50.339.J
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. 382j, pp. 254-255

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