Ornament in the form of a tortoise shell

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Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.9 x 5.1 x 6.2 cm (1 1/8 x 2 x 2 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number
F1916.513
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Ornament

Keywords
carving, China, incising, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), tortoise
Provenance

Possibly excavated in Shansi [1]

To 1916
You Xiaoxi, Shanghai, to 1916 [2]

From 1916 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from You Xiaoxi, in New York in 1916 [3]

From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record, this object was "said to have been excavated in Shansi."

[2] See Original Miscellaneous List, S.I. 1059, pg. 237, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.

[3] See note 2.

[4] 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
You Xiaoxi (C.L. Freer source) late 19th-early 20th century

Published References
  • You Xiaoxi, Hsiao-chi Yu in, Chi-Tseng Chang. Masterpieces of Chinese National Art: The Collection of Mr. Seaouke'e Yue. Shanghai, 1916. no. 33.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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