Bracelet

Thick circular bracelet; polished and undecorated; mottled ivory, amber, and yellowish green; uneven height; slightly convex inside wall.

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3000-1700 BCE
Medium
Jade (serpentine)
Dimensions
H x Diam: 3 x 7.1 cm (1 3/16 x 2 3/4 in) Diam (hole): 6 cm (2 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.927
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

Keywords
carving, China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), serpentine, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Thick circular bracelet; polished and undecorated; mottled ivory, amber, and yellowish green; uneven height; slightly convex inside wall.

Published References
  • 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. 46.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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