Tapered pendant

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 3300-2250 BCE
  • Geography

    Lake Tai region, China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 5 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm (1 15/16 x 3/8 x 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1914.128
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1914.128

Object Details

  • Description

    Ornament; long, four sided pendant with a blunt end and a small perforated projection at top; translucent gray mottled with orange brown and a deep area of opaque dull brown showing decomposition. (Slightly chipped.)
  • Provenance

    To 1914
    Huang Zhonghui (circa 1870-after 1923), to 1914 [1]
    From 1914 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from HHuang Zhonghui, in New York, in 1914 [2]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See Reserved Miscellaneous List, R. 5687, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [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

    Huang Zhonghui 黃中慧 (ca. 1870-after 1923) (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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