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Jade Statuette of a Standing Dignitary

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Jade Statuette of a Standing Dignitary, 12th cent. BCE - 11th cent. BCE
Figurine
Chinese
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12th-11th century BCE
Shang dynasty, c. 1600-c. 1050 BCE
Creation Place: China
Calcified, grayish white nephrite, originally greenish in color
H. 8.7 x W. 2.4 cm (3 7/16 x 15/16 in.)
67 g
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.50.321
Provenance
[Yamanaka & Co., New York, 12/28/1940] sold; to Grenville L. Winthrop, New York (1940-1943), bequest; to Harvard Art Museums, 1943
Bibliography
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Inquiry", (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, March 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-110 passim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