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: 8 x 3.5 x 0.5 cm (3 3/16 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, woman, WWII-era 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]


[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 active 1908-1950

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
Rights Statement

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