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Catalog Data

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13.3 x 6.3 x 1.3 cm (5 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in)
Culture:
Longshan culture, ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE  Search this
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE
Period:
Late Neolithic period
Description:
Light green jade with beige and brown and black specks. Hole for hafting at top edge and to one side. Traces of basketwork. (Two areas where object is rough and degraded. Otherwise intact.)
Provenance:
To 1966
Frank Caro, C. T. Loo & Co., New York [1]
From 1966 to 1987
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased on September 29, 1966 [2]
From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]
Notes:
[1] F. Caro stockcard no. FC 238 according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Frank Caro, Loo’s associate, acquired C. T. Loo's stock after liquidation of C. T. Loo & Co. in 1950.
[2] See document provided, copy in object file provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
[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.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Exhibition History:
In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China (September 28, 1987 to January 1, 1989)
Previous custodian or owner:
C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
Frank Caro (1904-1980)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Topic:
Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.916
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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/ye36d5e85bd-a78e-4e19-b076-f4dc24a23d63
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.916