Large Jade Disk
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.649
Title
Large Jade Disk
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
disk
Date
4th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Zhou dynasty, Warring States period, 475-221 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Clouded, translucent grayish green nephrite with variegated light brown markings on one side and large areas of dark brown and grass-green on the other; with imperially inscribed poem around the rim dating to 1766
Dimensions
Diam. 20.6 x Thickness 0.6 cm (8 1/8 x 1/4 in.)
Weight 445 g
Provenance
[C. T. Loo & Co., New York, May 18, 1932] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1932-1943), bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1943.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
Accession Year
1943
Object Number
1943.50.649
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

Dorothy W. Gillerman, Gridley McKim-Smith, and Joan R. Mertens, Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1969), no. 025, pp. 20-21

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. 393, pp. 266-267

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, ed. Stephan Wolohojian, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), pp. 14-15

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