Pendant in the form of a crouching tiger

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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: 6.1 x 15.1 x 0.5 cm (2 3/8 x 5 15/16 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, Probably Jincun, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1932.43
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
carving, cat, China, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), incising, 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. 96, p. 149.
  • Dr. John Alexander Pope, Thomas Lawton, Harold P. Stern. The Freer Gallery of Art. 2 vols., Washington and Tokyo, 1971-1972. cat. 18, p. 155.
  • Jenny So. Eastern Zhou Ritual Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections. Ancient Chinese Bronzes from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, vol. 3 New York, 1995. p. 59, fig. 103.
  • Dr. Sherman Lee. A History of Far Eastern Art. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1964. p. 49, fig. 46.
  • Ideals of Beauty: Asian and American Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Thames and Hudson World of Art London and Washington, 2010. pp. 66-67.
  • Dagny Carter. Four Thousand Years of China's Art. New York. p. 68.
  • John C. Ferguson. Survey of Chinese Art: Chapters I - X. Shanghai. p. 69.
  • S. Howard Hansford. Chinese Carved Jades. The Arts of the East London. pl. 48.
  • Na Chih-liang. Yu ch'i t'ung shih (A General Study of Chinese Jade). Hong Kong, 1965. p. 16, fig. 20.
  • Alfred Salmony. Carved Jade of Ancient China. Berkeley, 1938. pl. 44, no. 2.
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei (Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang). Kyoto. pl. 83.
  • William Charles White. Tombs of Old Lo-yang: A Record of the Construction of a Group of Royal Tombs at Chin-ts'un, Honan, Probably Dating 550 B.C., 1st ed. Shanghai. cat. 316b, pl. 128.
  • Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. figs. 39-40.
  • Huang Jun. Heng-chai ts'ang-chien Ku-yu t'u/Hengzhai cang jian gu yu tu: Ancient jades collected and seen by Huang Jun. vol. 2 Beijing. pl. 18.
  • Alfred Salmony. Chinese Jade Through the Wei Dynasty. New York, 1963. pl. 22, no. 5.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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