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Archer's thumbring (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.6 × 2.7 × 1.5 cm (1 13/16 × 1 1/16 × 9/16 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
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bow  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.24
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Archer's thumbring (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.5 × 2.5 × 1.2 cm (1 3/4 × 1 × 1/2 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
China  Search this
bow  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.25
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.25

Archer's thumbring (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5 × 3.9 × 0.6 cm (2 × 1 9/16 × 1/4 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 4th-3rd century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
China  Search this
bow  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.26
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.26

Pendant with dragon heads, spirals, and raised uniform curls arranged in a grid

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D (F1939.29a): 14.1 × 5 × 0.5 cm (5 9/16 × 2 × 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Probably Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.29a-b
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye349d69d0f-3d63-4102-b325-730bb5d44717
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.29a-b

Pendant in the form of pairs of dragons and birds with raised linked curls

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 7 × 0.5 cm (2 3/4 × 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
but purportedly found at Anhui province, Shou xian, probably Henan province, Jincun, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.33
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.33

Earring with incised dragon elements, one of a pair

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 4.1 × 0.3 cm (1 5/8 × 1/8 in)
Diam (hole): 1.4 cm (9/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Date:
ca. 600-476 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.581
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye36cc47129-2ecc-44fd-887d-bd0a3f2f5778
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.581

Earring with incised dragon elements, one of a pair

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 4.1 × 0.4 cm (1 5/8 × 1/8 in)
Diam (hole): 1.4 cm (9/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Date:
ca. 600-476 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.582
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.582
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Bead with interlaced dragons

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 1.8 x 2.4 x 2.4 cm (11/16 x 15/16 x 15/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Date:
ca. 600-476 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Spring and Autumn period (770 - 476 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.607
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.607

Pendant in the form of a disk (bi) with raised knobs

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 10.4 × 0.4 cm (4 1/8 × 3/16 in)
Diam (hole): 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Reputedly Shouzhou, Anhui province, Probably Jincun, Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.14
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.14
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Disk (bi) with scrolls and knobs

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 12.7 × 0.3 cm (5 × 1/8 in)
Diam (hole): 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
2nd-1st century BCE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.593
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.593
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Disk (bi) with knobs

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 13.7 × 0.4 cm (5 3/8 × 3/16 in)
Diam (hole): 4.2 cm (1 5/8 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
China
Date:
475-100 BCE
Period:
Late Eastern Zhou or Western Han dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.594
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1987.594

Beads and gold chain

Medium:
Jade (nephrite), amber, turquoise, and gold
Dimensions:
H x Diam (a: cylindrical bead): 4.3 × 1.9 cm (1 11/16 × 3/4 in)
Diam (a: hole): 1.1 cm (7/16 in)
H x Diam (b: cylindrical bead): 4.3 × 2 cm (1 11/16 × 3/4 in)
Diam (b: hole): 1.2 cm (7/16 in)
H x Diam (c: round amber bead): 1.7 × 2.5 cm (11/16 × 1 in)
Diam (c: hole): 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
H x Diam (d: round amber bead): 1.6 × 2.2 cm (5/8 × 7/8 in)
Diam (d: hole): 0.7 cm (1/4 in)
H x Diam (e: chain): 70.3 × 4.4 cm (27 11/16 × 1 3/4 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Jincun, Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  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:
S2012.9.4668
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2012.9.4668

Pendant in the form of a bird

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2.6 x 3 x 0.5 cm (1 x 1 3/16 x 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
S1987.559
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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edanmdm:fsg_S1987.559
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Archer's thumbring, (ban zhi)

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 4.5 × 3.4 × 0.9 cm (1 3/4 × 1 5/16 × 3/8 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
China
Date:
ca. 5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
bird  Search this
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
archery  Search this
China  Search this
bow  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.23
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1939.23

Pendant in the form of a fluted ring

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 7 x 0.7 cm (2 3/4 x 1/4 in)
Diam (hole): 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
but purportedly found at Anhui province, Shou xian, probably Henan province, Jincun, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.10
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.10

Pendant in the form of a fluted ring

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 6.2 × 0.7 cm (2 7/16 × 1/4 in)
Diam (hole): 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
but purportedly found at Anhui province, Shou xian, probably Henan province, Jincun, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.11
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.11

Pendant in the form of a braided ring

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 3.5 × 0.4 cm (1 3/8 × 1/8 in)
Diam (hole): 2.4 cm (15/16 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
Reputedly Shouzhou, Anhui province, Probably Jincun, Henan province, China
Date:
475-221 BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
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Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.12
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.12

Two-layered twisted rope and incised pattern ring

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 3.9 × 0.5 cm (1 1/2 × 3/16 in)
Diam (hole): 1 cm (3/8 in)
Type:
Jewelry and Ornament
Origin:
China
Date:
5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.13
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.13

Sword pommel

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 5.3 x 0.8 cm (2 1/16 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
BCE 206-9 CE
Period:
Western Han dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)  Search this
Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.15
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.15
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Scabbard chape ornament

Medium:
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions:
H: 6.8 cm (2 11/16 in)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
China
Date:
5th-4th century BCE
Period:
Eastern Zhou dynasty
Topic:
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE)  Search this
Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1939.16
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edanmdm:fsg_F1939.16
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