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Ornament in the form of a dragon with raised uniform curls

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At A Glance

  • Period

    475-221 BCE
  • Geography

    Changsha, kingdom of Chu, probably Hunan province, China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 25.6 × 15.4 × 0.6 cm (10 1/16 × 6 1/16 × 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    F1917.372
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_F1917.372

Object Details

  • Provenance

    Purportedly excavated from Shaanxi province, China [1]
    To 1917
    You Xiaoxi (late 19th–early 20th century), Shanghai, China, to 1917 [2]
    From 1917 to 1919
    Charles Lang Freer (1854–1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York, NY, in 1917 [3]
    From 1920
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]
    Notes:
    [1] According to Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.
    [2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1312, p. 298, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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
  • Exhibition History

    Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Community, 480-222 B.C. (September 30, 1982 to February 17, 1983)
    Ancient Chinese Jade (September 4, 1980 to March 6, 1981)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    You Xiaoxi 游篠溪 (late 19th-early 20th century) (C.L. Freer source)
    Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
  • Origin

    Changsha, kingdom of Chu, probably Hunan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Charles Lang Freer
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
  • Restrictions and Rights

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