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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.22
Title
Large Chisel-Like Jade Tablet
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
chisel
Date
770 BCE - 221 BCE (?)
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Eastern Zhou period, 770-256 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/205192
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Brown nephrite with light brown markings
Dimensions
25.7 x 10.5 x 0.8 cm (10 1/8 x 4 1/8 x 5/16 in.)
unspecified: 511 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. 338 by Max Loehr:

338 Large Chisel-like Tablet
Brown jade with light brown markings, fashioned into a broad rectangular slab with a beveled, blunt edge. The butt end is deprived of it supper right corner, which was probably fractured and subsequently ground smooth. The conical perforation is drilled from the upper surface; the same surface shows a long, slightly curved saw ledge near the right margin. Eastern Chou(?).

Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.22
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. 338, p. 226

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