Pendant in the form of a dragon with dragon elements and raised uniform curls arranged in a grid, one of a pair

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.4 x 14.7 x 0.5 cm (2 9/16 x 5 3/4 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Probably Henan province, Jincun
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1932.44
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

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

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

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo and Company, New York, NY, 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) and Custodian(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Published References
  • Huang Jun. Heng-chai ts'ang-chien Ku-yu t'u/Hengzhai cang jian gu yu tu: Ancient jades collected and seen by Huang Jun. vol. 2 Beijing. vol. 1: pl. 18.
  • William Charles White. Tombs of Old Lo-yang: A Record of the Construction of a Group of Royal Tombs at Chin-ts'un, Honan, Probably Dating 550 B.C., 1st ed. Shanghai. cat. 316a, pl. 128.
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei [Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang]. Kyoto. pl. 83.
  • Osvald Siren. Kinas Konst Under Tre Artusenden. 2 vols., Stockholm, 1942-1943. vol. 1: pl. 54 b.
  • Sekai bijutsu zenshu [A Complete Collection of World Art]. 40 vols., Tokyo, F1951-1953. cat. 97, vol. 2.
  • Alfred Salmony. Carved Jade of Ancient China. Berkeley, 1938. pl. 44, no, 1.
  • Lin-ts'an Li. Chung-kuo ti i shu kuang hui. no. 20, . p. 16.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 32.
  • Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. pp. 66-67.
  • John Calvin Ferguson. Survey of Chinese Art: Chapters I - X. Shanghai. p. 69, pl. 121.
  • Herman Floris Eduard Visser. Aziatische Kunst in Amerika, I-II. vol. 16, no. 2/4 Amsterdam, February - April 1939. p. 102.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 96, p. 149.
  • William Charles White. Discoveries Which Surpass Anything Yet Known of Archaic Chinese Jade: Lo-yang Types of Many Colors. vol. 184, no.4951 London, March 10, 1934. p. 372.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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