Jade Statuette Of A Standing Dignitary
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1943.50.321
Title
Jade Statuette of a Standing Dignitary
Classification
Ritual Implements
Work Type
figurine
Date
12th-11th century BCE
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
Culture
Chinese
Location
Level 1, Room 1740, Early Chinese Art
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Calcified, grayish white nephrite, originally greenish in color
Dimensions
H. 8.7 x W. 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 15/16 in.)
Weight 67 g
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, December 28, 1940] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1940-1943), 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
1943.50.321
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. 123, p. 112

Meryl Faith Cohen, ""Ancient Chinese Jade Figures in the Winthrop Collection: An Anthropological Inquiry"" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, March 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-110 passim

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