Straight chisel (gui 圭)

Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 960-1279, in the style of a Neolithic model
Jade (nephrite)
H x W x D: 20.5 × 6.3 × 1.3 cm (8 1/16 × 2 1/2 × 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceremonial Object, Jade

Ceremonial object

China, nephrite, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)

To 1917
Li Wenqing (late 19th–early 20th century), Shanghai, to 1917 [1]

From 1917 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854–1919), purchased from Li Wenqing, in New York, in 1917 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

[1] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1117, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. See also Voucher no. 12, January 1917.

[2] See note 1.

[3] 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
Li Wenqing (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1869 - 1931

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