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Hand grip in the form of a pig

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    206 BCE-220 CE
  • Geography

    China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 11 x 2.7 x 3.1 cm (4 5/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1987.681
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1987.681

Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1959
    Diedrich Abbes (1866–1959), Greenwich, Connecticut [1]
    1959 to 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY, purchased from the estate of Diedrich Abbes on July 10, 1959, through Frank Caro, C. T. Loo Chinese Art, New York [2]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler in 1987 [3]
    Notes:
    [1] See note on Arthur M. Sackler, M.D. letterhead acknowledging the “purchase and receipt of 17 pieces of stone carvings of the Shang, Yin Chou [Zhou] and Chou [Zhou] periods from the Dietrich Abbes collection. The price in full, exclusive of commission, will be paid as indicated by this note in two installments,” copy in object file.
    [2] See note 1. For Frank Caro's involvement, see Letter to Frank Caro from Arnold J. Bai of the Law Firm Goldstein and Peck, Bridgeport, Connecticut, September 28, 1960, copy in object file. The letter asks Frank Caro to have (presumably) his client, Arthur M. Sackler, to send the final payment for the Diedrich Abbes Collection of jades to the law firm. Goldstein and Peck mistakenly identify Mr. Caro’s business as C. T. Loo Company, when it was called C. T. Loo Chinese Art.
    [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.
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    In Praise of Ancestors: Ritual Objects from China (September 28, 1987 to January 1, 1989)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Diedrich Abbes (1866-1959)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Origin

    China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Ceremonial Object
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