Flanged bracelet

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x Diam (overall): 1.6 x 11.6 cm (5/8 x 4 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1987.458
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1987.458

Object Details

  • Description

    Disk with projecting ring around central perforation; opaque gray with white and dark blue clouds. (Areas of calcification; nicks on edge and flange, chip on flange; repaired crack.)
    (Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 24, 2009) Opaque light and dark gray with white and dark blue patches (see Sanxingdui 三星堆 material); cracked (repaired). Dull polish, almost none on outer wall of collar. Hole large, about half the overall diameter of disk (see S1987.457, S1987.654). Irregularly round, collar uneven in height. Wall of collar not finished or shaped in special way.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Abel William Bahr (1877-1959)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Provenance

    To 1959
    Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut
    [1]
    From 1963 to 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from the Bahr collection in 1963 [2]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
    [2] See #105: "Opaque grey with dark blue clouds. Crack in disk. Numerous chips on edge of disk, and flange," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.
    [3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
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