Flanged bracelet

Disk with open center, projecting inner ring; tan. (Calcified; soil adhering to both sides in what appears to be root patterns; one fracture, minor, on inner flange, one slight hairline crack from outer edge to flange, appears to have been taped at one time to stabilize; red flecks near number.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 24, 2009) Opaque mottled ivory colored, with soil and cinnabar surface; altered; cracked and repaired. Thicker than others in collection, but disk is still evenly thin, leaving an evenly high collar, marked by a slightly shaped (concave) profile around the outer wall. Finish is precise and angular.

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam (hole): 6 cm (2 3/8 in) H x Diam (Overall): 2.1 × 13 cm (13/16 × 5 1/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Sichuan province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.457
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, nephrite, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Disk with open center, projecting inner ring; tan. (Calcified; soil adhering to both sides in what appears to be root patterns; one fracture, minor, on inner flange, one slight hairline crack from outer edge to flange, appears to have been taped at one time to stabilize; red flecks near number.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 24, 2009) Opaque mottled ivory colored, with soil and cinnabar surface; altered; cracked and repaired. Thicker than others in collection, but disk is still evenly thin, leaving an evenly high collar, marked by a slightly shaped (concave) profile around the outer wall. Finish is precise and angular.

Published References
  • , et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 48, p. 92.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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