Scabbard chape

Historical period(s)
Western Han dynasty, 200-1 BCE
H x W x D: 3.7 x 5.2 x 1.4 cm (1 7/16 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Weapon and Armament

Scabbard chape

China, Western Han dynasty (206 BCE - 9 CE), WWII-era provenance

To 1966
Frank Caro, C.T. Loo & Co., New York [1]

From 1966 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro on September 29, 1966 [2]

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


[1] F. Caro stockcard no. FC 2331: "Jade scabbard end," 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 document, 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
C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

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

Copyright with museum