Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut 
From 1959 to 1963
Edna H. Bahr (d. 1978), by descent from her father, Abel William Bahr
From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Edna H. Bahr in 1963 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 
 According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.
 See #156: "Grey green with brown-cream markings. Plain," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.
 Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.
- Previous Owner(s)
Edna H. Bahr died 1978
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
The object of conventional outline is the ts’ung [cong] 琮, archaeological symbol of earth. It is pleasing because of its color and markings. The stone is pale green with brown and cream areas. (Calcified streaks; cracked; pitted, eroded veins, one filled; old, polished-over surface nicks at one edge; chipped corner at the other end.)
(Jenny F. So, from Jade Project Database) Less tall and broader in section, this cong 琮is totally plain. The collars are taller, and the edges are sharply and precisely cut. The inner walls of the cylindrical perforation are also smoothly finished.
- Published References
- Dr. Paul Singer. Masterpieces from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. cat. 136.
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 44, p. 88.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
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