Collared disk

Disk; open center, with projecting inner ring; opaque veined tan/cream. (Calcified [?]; one crack near edge.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 25, 2009) Evenly opaque ivory white; altered. Smoothly finished and polished; concentric rings on both surfaces (only barely visible), the result of rotating tool in shaping process or deliberate incising. Hole is very small in proportion with diameter of disk (1/3), but still meets minimal requirement for a bracelet.

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 17.7 × 0.9 cm (6 15/16 × 3/8 in) Diam (hole): 5.9 cm (2 5/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.647
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Disk

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1959
Diedrich Abbes Collection, Greenwich, Connecticut [1]

From 1959 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from the Diedrich Abbes Collection on July 10, 1959 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[2] See note on Arthur M. Sackler, M.D. letterhead acknowledging the "purchase and receipt of 17 pieces of stone carvings of the Shang, Yin-Chou and Chou periods from the Dietrich-Abbes collection. The price in full, exclusive of commission, will be paid as indicated by this note in two installments," copy provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on July 9, 2009 in object file.

[3] 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)

Diedrich Abbes 1866 - 1959
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

Disk; open center, with projecting inner ring; opaque veined tan/cream. (Calcified [?]; one crack near edge.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 25, 2009) Evenly opaque ivory white; altered. Smoothly finished and polished; concentric rings on both surfaces (only barely visible), the result of rotating tool in shaping process or deliberate incising. Hole is very small in proportion with diameter of disk (1/3), but still meets minimal requirement for a bracelet.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum