Collared disk

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1250-1050 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    Diam x D: 13 × 0.4 cm (5 1/8 × 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Disk with open center, projecting inner ring; tan. (Calcified; soil adhering to both sides in what appears to be root patterns; one fracture, minor, on inner flange, one slight hairline crack from outer edge to flange, appears to have been taped at one time to stabilize; red flecks near number.)
    (Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 24, 2009) Opaque mottled ivory colored, with soil and cinnabar surface; altered; cracked and repaired. Thicker than others in collection, but disk is still evenly thin, leaving an evenly high collar, marked by a slightly shaped (concave) profile around the outer wall. Finish is precise and angular.
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 23b: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
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