Freer Gallery of Art, purchased by Carl Whiting Bishop’s assistant, Dong Guangzhong in China. 
 See Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office. The object was transferred from the Freer Study Collection (Bishop Collection) to the permanent collection on August 8, 1974. Also see Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
Fish pendant of mottled green jade with lighter veination. Straight in form, lenticular in section, with profile tapering toward snout, cut in for dorsal and ventral fins, and narrowing to splayed bifurcated tail. Diagonal striations indicate fins, while gills, eyes, and tail are indicated by incised outlines. Conical perforation indicates mouth.
- Published References
- Julia Murray. A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions 1970-1980. Exh. cat. Washington, 1979. cat. 2, p. 13.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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