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Jarlet (lei罍)

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1250-ca. 1050 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 7 × 6 × 5.6 cm (2 3/4 × 2 3/8 × 2 3/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Provenance

    From at least 1964
    Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey [1]
    From 1997
    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, donated jointly by Paul Singer, Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, and the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities, and the children of Arthur M. Sackler
    [1] See Umehara Sueji, Inkyo: Yin Hsu, Ancient Capital of the Shang Dynasty at Anyang (Tokyo: Asahi Shimbunshe, 1964), p. 73, pl. 122:1. The object was exhibited by Paul Singer at the Asia Society in New York in 1965 and at the China House Gallery of the China Institute in New York in 1977, see Max Loehr, Relics of Ancient China from the Collection of Dr. Paul Singer (New York: The Asia Society, 1965), p. 25, cat. 21; Paul Singer, Early Chinese Miniatures, exh. cat. (New York : China House Gallery/China Institute in America, March 16-May 29, 1977), cat. 3.
    Note related to the World War II Era Provenance Project: While this object might have been in Europe (and possibly Axis-occupied territory) between 1933 and 1945 and might have changed hands during that period, research into the matter has not turned up any evidence as such. Examined documents include Paul Singer papers, FSG Archives and Paul Singer donation files, Registrar Office. See also Provenance information. (Provenance information is provided by Dorota Chudzicka)
  • Collection

    Arthur M. Sackler Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings (February 25, 2023 to April 28, 2024)
    5000 Years of Chinese Jade (October 1, 2011 to February 19, 2012)
    Early Chinese Miniatures (March 16 to May 29, 1977)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997)
    Arthur M. Sackler Foundation (founded 1965)
    AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities (founded 1981)
    Dr. Carol Master (born 1941)
    Dr. Elizabeth A. Sackler (born 1948)
    Arthur F. Sackler (born 1950)
    Denise Marika (born 1955)
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of The Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 24b: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
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