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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.15
Title
Thin, Chisel-Like Jade Slab (one of a pair)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
slab
Date
late 19th cent. - early 20th cent.
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/205082
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bluish gray, translucent, brown-flecked stone
Dimensions
24.4 x 5 x 0.3 cm (9 5/8 x 1 15/16 x 1/8 in.)
unspecified: 105 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. 585a by Max Loehr:

585 Pair of Thin, Chisel-like Slabs
Bluish gray, translucent, brown-flecked stone, cut into two flat, sharp-cornered, rectangular slabs. The perforations are slanting and rather imperfectly drilled. Because of their sharpened lower edges, the objects resemble chisels, but neither their material nor shape links them with the Chou chisels described above (Nos. 196, 197, 198, 199, and 200). Probably post-Han.

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.15
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. 585a, pp. 406-407

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