Tapered pendant

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Ornament; long, four sided pendant with a blunt end and a small perforated projection at top; translucent gray mottled with orange brown and a deep area of opaque dull brown showing decomposition. (Slightly chipped.)

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 5 x 0.9 x 0.8 cm (1 15/16 x 3/8 x 5/16 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1914.128
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, pendant
Provenance

To 1914
Huang Zhonghui (circa 1870-after 1923), to 1914 [1]

From 1914 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from HHuang Zhonghui, in New York, in 1914 [2]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]

Notes:

[1] See Reserved Miscellaneous List, R. 5687, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[2] See note 1.

[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.

Previous Owner(s)

Charles Lang Freer 1854-1919
Huang Zhonghui (C.L. Freer source) ca. 1870-after 1923

Description

Ornament; long, four sided pendant with a blunt end and a small perforated projection at top; translucent gray mottled with orange brown and a deep area of opaque dull brown showing decomposition. (Slightly chipped.)

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

Copyright with museum

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