Tube (cong), fragment, reworked to make a head with crest

citation

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period; refashioned Shang dynasty, ca.1600-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 6.7 x 7.3 x 3.2 cm (2 5/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Paul Singer collection
Accession Number
S2012.9.165
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceremonial Object, Jade
Type

Ceremonial object

Keywords
China, mask, Neolithic period (ca. 7000 - ca. 1700 BCE), Paul Singer collection, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance

To 1983
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull. [1]

1983
Sale, New York, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., Important Chinese Works of Art: The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull, December 6, 1983, Sale #5122, lot 129: “Rare Large Jade Taotie Mask.” [2]

To 1997
Dr. Paul Singer (1904-1997), Summit, New Jersey. [3]

From 1997 to 1999
In the custody of Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC [4]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler. [5]

Notes:

[1] See auction catalogue from the Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York sale of December 6, 1983, Sale #5122.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See object record.

[4] Between 1997 and 1999, The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art was in the custody of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC

[5] See “The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art Gift Agreement” from March 1999, Collections Management Office. The object was formally accessioned into the museum’s permanent collection in 2012.

Previous Owner(s)

Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Bull
Sotheby's

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

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