Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1300-1700
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.2 x 7.1 x 5 cm (3 5/8 x 2 13/16 x 1 15/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.917
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
carving, China, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1964
Frank Caro, C. T. Loo & Co., New York [1]

From 1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro on August 27, 1964 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] F. Caro stockcard no. according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Frank Caro, Loo’s associate, acquired C. T. Loo's stock after liquidation of C. T. Loo & Co. in 1950.

[2] See Frank Caro's invoice dated August 27, 1964, copy in object file provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[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)

Frank Caro 1904-1980
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
C.T. Loo & Company 1914-1948

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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