Collared disk

Disk; projecting inner rim; opaque tan/cream. (Calcified; numerous nicks; earthy deposits.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 25, 2009) Opaque grey ivory colored with greenish patches and soil incrustations. Disk has sharp edges, evenly ground. Low collar. Hole is small in proportion with overall diameter of disk. Surface smoothly finished on both sides.

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 16.2 × 1 cm (6 3/8 × 3/8 in) Diam (hole): 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Sichuan province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.656
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
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

Disk; projecting inner rim; opaque tan/cream. (Calcified; numerous nicks; earthy deposits.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 25, 2009) Opaque grey ivory colored with greenish patches and soil incrustations. Disk has sharp edges, evenly ground. Low collar. Hole is small in proportion with overall diameter of disk. Surface smoothly finished on both sides.

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

Copyright with museum