Tubular head ornament

Tubular ornament, smoothly ground with upper rim slanted back at a steep angle; irregularities at various points on rim; narrower bottom uneven and worn; translucent olive-green. (Large, wide veins of calcification; several large flaws in surface and in edge; cracks, edges nicked, and surface pitted.)

Maker(s)
Artist: Hongshan culture 紅山 (ca. 3800-ca. 2700 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3800 - 2700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 15.8 x 9.7 x 7 cm (6 1/4 x 3 13/16 x 2 3/4 in)
Geography
China, Northeast China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.842
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Head ornament

Keywords
carving, China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

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

Description

Tubular ornament, smoothly ground with upper rim slanted back at a steep angle; irregularities at various points on rim; narrower bottom uneven and worn; translucent olive-green. (Large, wide veins of calcification; several large flaws in surface and in edge; cracks, edges nicked, and surface pitted.)

Published References
  • Jean-Pierre Dubosc. Mostra d’arte Cinese: Catalogo (Exhibition of Chinese art: Catalogue). Exh. cat. Venice, 1954. No. 185.
  • Elizabeth Childs-Johnson Fang Gu. Yuqi shidai: Meiguo bowuguan cang Zhongguo zaoqi yuqi (The Jade Age: Early Chinese Jades in American Museums). Beijing, 2009. p. 33.
  • Dr. Paul Singer. Chinese Art: A Thousand Masterpieces from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Washington, DC, 2000. p. 62.
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 32b, p. 76.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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