Alice Boney (1910-1988), New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Alice Boney, New York. 
 See Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 1.
- Previous Owner(s)
Alice Boney 1901 - 1988
Very light translucent greenish nephrite ornament mask. Carved in relief and incised. Reverse pierced with six holes for fastening, and a central hole running from top to bottom.
The face of this ornament resembles the relief versions on the chisel (F1915.87) and applique (F1939.54), but it lacks their more complex outline. The smooth, flat sides of the head and neck may, in fact, have been refinished in ancient or, more likely, recent times. Several generations of owners might have drilled the complex system of holes on the back to accommodate their different ways of using this jade.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum