Flanged bracelet

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Disk with open center, projecting inner rim; opaque tan with some semitranslucent areas. (Calcified almost entirely; minor deposits.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 25, 2009) Opaque warm/golden ivory white with incrustations of cinnabar. Unlike other collared disks in collection, edges of collar are rounded off and smooth (later re-finishing?), so that they appear unusually low.

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
Diam x D: 11.7 x 0.4 cm (4 5/8 x 3/16 in) Diam (hole): 5.6 cm (2 3/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Sichuan province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.654
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Bracelet

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1964
J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York [1]

From 1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York in 1964 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] J. T. Tai's stockcard no. YT-1007, according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on October 9, 2009.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
J. T. Tai & Co. established in 1950

Description

Disk with open center, projecting inner rim; opaque tan with some semitranslucent areas. (Calcified almost entirely; minor deposits.)

(Jenny F. So, Jade Project Database, entered March 25, 2009) Opaque warm/golden ivory white with incrustations of cinnabar. Unlike other collared disks in collection, edges of collar are rounded off and smooth (later re-finishing?), so that they appear unusually low.

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

Copyright with museum

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