Notched disk


Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1600-ca. 1050 BCE
Jade (neprite)
Diam x D: 33.3 × 0.8 cm (13 1/8 × 5/16 in) Diam (hole): 11.4 cm (4 1/2 in)
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
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceremonial Object, Jade


China, disk, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)

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]


[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)

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

Published References
  • 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.
  • 89, Pl. XII.22.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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