Chimera with Rider

Historical period(s)
Eastern Han dynasty, ca. 25-220
Pale yellowish-green jade with grey-brown patches
H x W x D: 8.1 x 13.9 x 3.8 cm (3 3/16 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Sculpture


chimera, China, Eastern Han dynasty (25 - 220), WWII-era provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Desmond Gure 1905 - 1970
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Published References
  • Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard. Chinese Art: Bronze, Jade, Sculpture, Ceramics. The Universe Library of Antique Art 4 vols., , 1st ed. London and New York. .
  • Jessica Rawson. Chinese Jades from the Neolithic to the Qing. Exh. cat. London. fig. 73.
  • S. Howard Hansford. Chinese Carved Jades. The Arts of the East London. pl. 63.
  • Bo Gyllensvard. Celadon, Jade: Finds, Specimen, Scientific Results; Exhibition. Exh. cat. Stockholm, May-June 1963. cat. 16.
  • Desmond Gure. Some Unusual Jades and Their Dating. vol. 33 London. pls. 38, 44.
  • Chinese Jade Animals. Exh. cat. Hong Kong. cat. 42.
  • unknown title. no. 36 Stockholm, 1963. pl. 9-1a, b.
  • The Connoisseur. London, May 1963. p. 43.
  • Jessica Rawson John Ayers. Chinese Jade Throughout the Ages: An Exhibit. Exh. cat. London. cat. 177, 67, p. 13.
  • Edwards Park. Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution. Exh. cat. Washington, August 11 - November 5, 1984. p. 74.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 69, p. 113.
  • Les Trois Reves du Mandarin. Exh. cat. Brussels. cat. 107, p. 128.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum