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Catalog Data

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 3.7 x 13.8 x 0.2 cm (1 7/16 x 5 7/16 x 1/16 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty, Anyang period
Provenance:
To 1982
S. N. Ferris Luboshez (1896-1984) [1]
1982
Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., Chinese and Japanese Works of Art, November 20, 1982, Sale #4966, lot 355: “Archaic Jade Dagger Axe“ [2]
To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey [3]
From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC [4]
From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler [5]
Notes:
[1] See auction catalogue from the Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York sale of November 20, 1982, Sale #4966.
[2] See note 1.
[3] See object record.
[4] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC
[5] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.
Collection:
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Previous custodian or owner:
Sotheby's (New York)
S. N. Ferris Luboshez (1896-1984)
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997)
Topic:
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
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The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S2012.9.259
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/ye3310ddaab-bd40-456f-a3bb-d86a7a2d81ff
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.259