Cicada (chan)

citation

Stylized cicada with flat base and raised top surface. Decorative band across back. Colorless glass.

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 206 B.C.-220 CE
Medium
Glass
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.9 x 2.2 x 1.1 cm (1 9/16 x 7/8 x 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.279.3
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.279.3
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Glass
Type

Cicada

Keywords
China, cicada, Gellatly collection, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Stylized cicada with flat base and raised top surface. Decorative band across back. Colorless glass.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Non-exclusive license