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Catalog Data

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 18.5 x 1.3 cm (7 5/16 x 1/2 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 from both sides, leaving median ridge; obverse has mottled shades of dark mahogany brown and cloudy areas of incipient disintegration, reverse of mottled golden browns, olive, and tan with scattered areas of gray incipient disintegration; surface contours irregular in thickness, several gouges or saw marks. (Slight chips on rim.)
Acquired with a box, now lost.
Provenance:
To 1918
Wang Jiantang, Shanghai to 1918 [1]
From 1918 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Wang Jiantang in 1918 [2]
From 1920
The Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
Notes:
[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1344, 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:
Untitled Exhibition, Chinese Metalwork (March 14, 1931 to March 22, 1943)
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:
F1918.16
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
See more items in:
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/ye3b77c8655-0c24-484d-b48e-5d94daf1ab40
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1918.16