Jade Tiger (One Of A Pair)
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.469.A
Title
Jade Tiger (one of a pair)
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
Date
3rd century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Warring States to Western Han period
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Dark brown and beige mottled nephrite
Dimensions
L. 19.1 x H. 8.8 x Thickness 0.5 cm (7 1/2 x 3 7/16 x 3/16 in.)
170 g
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 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
1943.50.469.A
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. 103 a

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. 438a, p. 301

James Cuno, Harvard's Art Museums: 100 Years of Collecting, Harvard University Art Museums/Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (Cambridge, MA, 1996), pp. 54-55

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