Ornament for a shaman’s or priest’s ritual clothing

Historical period(s)
Probably Qing dynasty, probably mid-17th-19th century
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W: 5.7 x 5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1954.7
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Ornament

Keywords
carving, China, nephrite, priest, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), shaman, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 24.
  • S. Howard Hansford. Chinese Carved Jades. The Arts of the East London. pl. 70b.
  • Desmond Gure. Some Unusual Jades and Their Dating. vol. 33 London. pp. 51-52, pl. 41b.
  • Joan Hartman-Goldsmith. Chinese Jade. Images of Asia Hong Kong and New York. p. 54, pl. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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