Cylindrical bead

Bead; cylindrical with longitudinal perforation; mottled brown, yellow, and gray; proportions irregular. (Slightly chipped.)

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x Diam: 2 x 1 cm (13/16 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.126
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bead

Keywords
carving, China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite
Provenance

Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) [1]

To 1914
Huang Zhonghui (circa 1870- after 1923), to 1914 [2]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Huang Zhonghui, in New York, in 1914 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 7, Keith Wilson, February 4, 2008, in the object record. Abel William Bahr (1877-1959) was a collector and dealer born in Shanghai, China. After he left Shanghai in 1910, he lived, at various points in time, in London, Montreal, and Ridgefield, Connecticut. He established a gallery in New York City in 1920.

[2] See Reserved Miscellaneous List, R. 5687, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Huang Zhonghui (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1870-after 1923
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959

Description

Bead; cylindrical with longitudinal perforation; mottled brown, yellow, and gray; proportions irregular. (Slightly chipped.)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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