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Covered Jade Cup with Gilt Bronze Fitting Decorated with Three Felines and Three Crested Birds

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Covered Jade Cup with Gilt Bronze Fitting Decorated with Three Felines and Three Crested Birds, 2nd-1st centuries BC
Vessel
Chinese
,
2nd-1st century BC
Han dynasty, Western Han period, 206 BC-9 AD
Creation Place: China
Translucent pale green nephrite with brown veins and slightly calcified, bone-colored patches; gilt bronze rim
H. 7.7 x Diam. 11.2 cm (3 1/16 x 4 7/16 in.)
543 g
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.51.22
Provenance
[C. T. Loo & Co., New York, 1/23/1933] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1933-1943), bequest; to Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 1943.
Bibliography
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