Notched disk

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Disk marked by three sweeping arcs with a coordinated pattern of serrated fins; inscribed straight lines perpendicular to one another on one face; opaque creamy gray-green with green and black inclusions. (One light crack runs from the perimeter to the hole.)

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1600-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 33.3 × 0.8 cm (13 1/8 × 5/16 in) Diam (hole): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Lois S. Raphling, and the Sylvia and Alexander Hassan Family Foundation
Accession Number
F2017.5a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Disk

Keywords
China, serpentine, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

Wu Dacheng (1835-1902), Beijing, China [1]

From 1934-1952
David David-Weill (1871-1952), Paris, France, purchased in 1934 [2]

From 1952 to 2015
Family of David David-Weill [3]

From 2015 to 2017
Eskenazi Ltd, London, United Kingdom, purchased from the family of David David-Weill [4]

From 2017
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Eskenazi Ltd, London, United Kingdom [5]

Notes:

[1] See Curatorial Remark 2 in the object record.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

[4] See Acquisition Justification, object file, Collections Management.

[5] See note 4.

Previous Owner(s)

David-Weill Family
Wu Dacheng 1835-1902
David David-Weill 1871 - 1952
Eskenazi Ltd. Founded 1923

Description

Disk marked by three sweeping arcs with a coordinated pattern of serrated fins; inscribed straight lines perpendicular to one another on one face; opaque creamy gray-green with green and black inclusions. (One light crack runs from the perimeter to the hole.)

Published References
  • Georges Salles. Arts de La Chine Ancienne. Exh. cat. Paris. 89, Pl. XII.22.
  • Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt Jean-Claude Moreau-Gobard. Chinese Art: Bronze, Jade, Sculpture, Ceramics. The Universe Library of Antique Art 4 vols., , 1st ed. London and New York. 61, 142.
  • Michel Beurdeley. L'amateur chinois des Han au XXe siecle. Aspects de l'art Fribourg. Plate 1.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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