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Jade (nephrite)
H x W x D: 1.2 × 5.7 × 1.6 cm (1/2 × 2 1/4 × 5/8 in)
Jewelry and Ornament
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
ca. 1250-ca. 1050 BCE
Late Shang dynasty, Anyang period
Pendant; crouching animal; looped tail; pierced jaw; translucent gray with brown stains. (Some calcification; flaw-cracks, old nicks, chips; deposits.)
To 1964
Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY [1]
1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY purchased in New York City from Frank Caro Chinese Art on August 27, 1964 [2]
From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]
[1] F. Caro stock number FC 2404: “Archaic jade pendant, reclining tiger, curled tail, greyish translucent jade. Pelliot cat. #. (Lt: 2 – ½ ins),” see invoice from Frank Caro Chinese Art to Arthur M. Sackler, August 27, 1964, copy in object file. Caro’s invoice and object description mention’s a catalogue by Paul Pelliot, however, this object does not appear in any of Paul Pelliot’s catalogues.
[2] See note 1.
[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings (February 25, 2023 to April 28, 2024)
The Arts of China (November 18, 1990 to September 7, 2014)
Previous custodian or owner:
Frank Caro Chinese Art (1962-1980)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
On View:
Sackler Gallery 24c: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery