Scabbard chape

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    200-1 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.7 x 5.2 x 1.4 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Provenance

    To 1966
    Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY [1]
    1966 to 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro Chinese Art on September 29, 1966 in New York City [2]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]
    [1] Frank Caro Chinese Art stock no. FC 2331:
    "Jade scabbard end late Chou. Ht: 1 ½ ins.,” see invoice from Frank Caro Chinese Art to Arthur M. Sackler, September 29, 1966, copy in object file.
    Frank Caro, C. T. Loo’s associate acquired C. T. Loo’s remaining stock after C. T. Loo liquidated C. T. Loo & Co., New York and closed C. T. Loo, INC, New York. Frank Caro took control on September 1, 1952 and operated as C. T. Loo Chinese Art and in 1962, began operating as Frank Caro Chinese Art. Objects that Frank Caro acquired after Loo left the daily operations in New York were often inventoried with an “FC” prefix.
    [2] See invoice cited in note 1.
    [3] Pursuant to the agreement between Dr. 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
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Frank Caro Chinese Art (1962-1980)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Weapon and Armament
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