Pendant in the form of a female dancer

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.6 x 3.4 x 0.4 cm (3 13/16 x 1 3/8 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Probably Jincun, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1930.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
carving, China, dance, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), incising, nephrite, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

1930
Yamanaka and Company, New York 1930 [1]

From 1930
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1930 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. 1917 - 1965

Published References
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei [Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang]. Kyoto. pl. 84, fig. 2.
  • Alfred Salmony. Carved Jade of Ancient China. Berkeley, 1938. pl. 50, nos. 2-3.
  • Mizuno Seiichi. In Shu seidoki to tama [Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China]. Tokyo. pl. 163g.
  • Chugoku no bijutsu [The Arts of China]. 6 vols., Kyoto. vol. 6: p. 203, pl. 50.
  • Richard Gump. Jade: Stone of Heaven., 1st ed. Garden City, 1962. p. 28.
  • Na Chih-liang. "玉器通史." Yu ch'i t'ung shih [A General Study of Chinese Jade]. Hong Kong, 1965. p. 51, fig. 65.
  • Chang Wen-chi. "中国玉器歷代史." Chung-kuo yu ch'i li tai shih. Hong Kong, 1978. p. 69.
  • Hayashi Minao. Sengoku jidai shutsudo bunbutsu no kenkyu. Kyoto. p. 123.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 78, p. 135.
  • Alfred Salmony. Ein jadeschmuck der chinesischen frühzeit. vol. 10, no. 9 Munich, September 1932. pp. 292-294.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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