Pendant in the form of a disk (bi) with raised knobs

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite?)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 8.4 x 0.5 cm (3 5/16 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Henan province, Probably Jincun
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.41
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
carving, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), incising, 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. 117, p. 168.
  • Na Chih-liang. Yu ch'i t'ung shih (A General Study of Chinese Jade). Hong Kong, 1965. p. 28, fig. 32.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum