Arc-shaped pendant (huang 璜)

Thin plaque of the type huang 璜; roughly semicircular with two conical perforations; closely mottled shades of light to dark browns; satin smooth surface. (Broken in four pieces and mended.)

Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3000-ca. 1700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.2 × 16.6 × 0.5 cm (4 × 6 9/16 × 3/16 in) Diam (Widest point of opening): 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in) Diam (Mouth of Opening): 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1916.156
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant: huang

Keywords
China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, pendant
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Thin plaque of the type huang 璜; roughly semicircular with two conical perforations; closely mottled shades of light to dark browns; satin smooth surface. (Broken in four pieces and mended.)

Published References
  • J. Keith Wilson, Jingmin Zhang. Jades for Life and Death. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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