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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1942.185.125
Title
Jade Circular Table Screen with Decoration of Figures in a Landscape on the Front and Trees and Mountains on the Back, Mounted on a Cloisonné Stand
Classification
Furnishings
Work Type
screen
Date
19th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/353654
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Dark green nephrite (so-called spinach-green jade); the stand made of cloisonné enamels on brass
Dimensions
H. 30.8 x W. 20.6 x D. 5.5 cm (12 1/8 x 8 1/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane
Accession Year
1942
Object Number
1942.185.125
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The jade screen's slightly curved front depicts a scholar standing before a pavilion, pointing upward towards a waterfall and flying crane. The flat back contains a scene of trees and mountains in low relief.
Publication History

Illustrated Catalogue of an Extraordinary Collection of Imperial Jades and Other Beautiful Objects ... : mostly from the private collection of the late Captain J.F. Peel ... to be sold at unrestricted public sale by order of Messrs. Yamanaka & Co. .., auct. cat., American Art Association (New York, NY, 1912), no. 225 (illustrated left)

Exhibition History

32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/01/2016 - 06/09/2017

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