Pendant in the form of a female dancer

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Jade (nephrite)
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)
China, Probably Jincun, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament


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

Yamanaka and Company, New York 1930 [1]

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


[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.

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 (alt. spelling: In-sho seidoki to gyoku) (Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China). Tokyo. pl. 163g.
  • Richard Gump. Jade: Stone of Heaven., 1st ed. Garden City, NY, 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.
  • Chugoku no bijutsu (The Arts of China ). 6 vols., Kyoto. p. 203, pl. 50.
  • 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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Rights Statement

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