Pendant in the form of a disk (bi) with raised knobs

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite?)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 8.4 x 0.5 cm (3 5/16 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Probably Jincun
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.41
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

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

To 1932
C. T. Loo & Company, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York in 1932 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Published References
  • Na Chih-liang. "玉器通史." Yu ch'i t'ung shih [A General Study of Chinese Jade]. Hong Kong, 1965. p. 28, fig. 32.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 117, p. 168.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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