Covered Jade Cup With Gilt Bronze Fitting Decorated With Three Felines And Three Crested Birds
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.51.22
Title
Covered Jade Cup with Gilt Bronze Fitting Decorated with Three Felines and Three Crested Birds
Classification
Vessels
Work Type
vessel
Date
2nd-1st centuries BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Han dynasty, Western Han period, 206 BCE-9 CE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1600, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Translucent pale green nephrite with brown veins and slightly calcified, bone-colored patches; gilt bronze rim
Dimensions
H. 7.7 x Diam. 11.2 cm (3 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
543 g
Provenance
[C. T. Loo & Co., New York, January 23, 1933] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1933-1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Aquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.51.22
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Takayasu Higuchi, ed., Chugoku bijutsu, dai 4-kan (Chinese Art in Western Collections vol. 4: Bronze and Jade), Kodansha (Tokyo, Japan, 1973), pl. 106

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. 521, p. 352-3

Exhibition History

Re-View: S228-230 Arts of Asia, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/31/2008 - 11/23/2008

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

3 - Good. Object is well described and information is vetted