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Catalog Data

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 21.9 x 1.6 cm (8 5/8 x 5/8 in)
Diam (hole): 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)
Culture:
Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE  Search this
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Lake Tai region, China
Date:
ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Description:
Perforated disk of the type pi [bi] 璧; bored conically leaving ridge near edge; mottled rich greens with brown veins and silvery strata; some areas of white disintegration on obverse, more plentiful on reverse; proportions irregular. (Rim slightly chipped and one break.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
Provenance:
To 1916
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1916 [1]
From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1916 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1020, pg. 222, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Collection:
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Ancient Chinese Jade (September 4, 1980 to March 6, 1981)
Previous custodian or owner:
Wang Jiantang 王鑑堂 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Topic:
jade  Search this
nephrite  Search this
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Charles Lang Freer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1916.380
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3aae097ca-e91c-4a9a-aa30-36c758585e72
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1916.380