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Cylindrical bead

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 3300-2250 BCE
  • Geography

    Lake Tai region, China
  • Material

    Jade (steatite)
  • Dimension

    H x Diam: 2.9 x 1.6 cm (1 1/8 x 5/8 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1912.28
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1912.28

Object Details

  • Description

    Cylindrical bead form with longitudinal perforation; chocolate brown with tan specklings; irregularly cut. (One nick.)
  • Provenance

    To 1912
    Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), London, to 1912 [1]
    From 1912 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Abel William Bahr, London, in 1912 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 362, pg. 104, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.
    [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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Lake Tai region, China
  • Culture

    Liangzhu culture, ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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