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At A Glance

  • Period

    200-300 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 16.3 x 16.3 x 0.4 cm (6 7/16 x 6 7/16 x 3/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Previous custodian or owner

    Max Loehr (1903-1988)
    Frank Caro Chinese Art (1962-1980)
    Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
  • Provenance

    Max Loehr (1903–1988) Munich, Germany then Ann Arbor, Michigan then Boston, Massachusetts [1]
    To 1964
    Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY [2]
    1964 to 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased Frank Caro on August 27, 1984 [3]
    From 1987
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler in 1987 [4]
    [1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Max Loehr was an art historian who specialized in Chinese Art. He held positions at the Museum of Five Continents in Munich, the Sino-German Center for Research Promotion in Beijing, Tisinghua University in Beijing, the University of Michigan, and at Harvard University.
    [2] See Jade List, December 6, 1965, prepared by Frank Caro Chinese Art for Arthur M. Sackler, copy in object file. According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, Arthur M. Sackler purchased the jade in December 1965.
    [3] See note 2.
    [4] 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

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Ceremonial Object
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