Jade Configuration Of Dragon, Bird, And Snake
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.468
Title
Jade Configuration of Dragon, Bird, and Snake
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
ornament
Date
4th-3rd 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
Highly polished, translucent brown and honey-colored nephrite
Dimensions
H. 13 x W. 7.8 x Thickness 0.5 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/16 x 3/16 in.)
Weight 62 g
Provenance
Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (by 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
1943.50.468
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Publication History

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. 427, p. 293

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 15, pp. 22-23

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