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: 8 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm (3 3/16 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
F1938.16
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, woman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1938
C.T. Loo & Company, New York from at least May 7, 1938 [1]

From 1938
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C.T. Loo & Company on June 21, 1938 [2]

Notes:

[1] See "List of objects owned by C. T. Loo, New York [and] at the Gallery for examination," with an annotation that the object was delivered by Mr. Shaw and received on May 7, 1938, copy in object file.

[2] See C. T. Loo's invoice, dated June 21, 1938, copy in object file.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Published References
  • Hayashi Minao. Sengoku jidai shutsudo bunbutsu no kenkyu. Kyoto. p. 124.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 79, p. 136.
  • Tibor Horvath. Four Archaic Chinese Jade Carvings. vol. 7 Budapest. pp. 184-185.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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