Pendant with two dragon heads

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.1 x 11.3 x 0.5 cm (1 3/16 x 4 7/16 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Probably Jincun, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
carving, China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), nephrite, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

To 1932
C. T. Loo & Company, New York to 1932 [1]

From 1932
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from C. T. Loo & Company, New York in 1932 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note.

[2] See note 1. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

Previous Owner(s)

C.T. Loo & Company active 1908-1950

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 87, p. 142.
  • Thomas Lawton. New Perspectives on Chu culture during the Eastern Zhou Period. Washington and Princeton, 1991. p. 175, fig. 12.
  • Hai wai i chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections). Taipei, 1985. p. 42.
  • Mizuno Seiichi. In Shu seidoki to tama (alt. spelling: In-sho seidoki to gyoku) (Bronzes and Jades of Ancient China). Tokyo. pl. 162d.
  • Na Chih-liang. Yu ch'i t'ung shih (A General Study of Chinese Jade). Hong Kong, 1965. p. 54, fig. 68.2.
  • Alfred Salmony. Carved Jade of Ancient China. Berkeley, 1938. pl. 40, no. 2.
  • Sekai kokogaku taikei (Archaeology of the World). 16 vols., Tokyo, 1958-1962. pl. 255 (upper).
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei (Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang). Kyoto. pl. 84, fig. 3.
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kogyoku zuroku (Selected Specimens of Chinese Archaic Jade). Kyoto, 1955. pl. 82, fig. 6.
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. ill. 591.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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