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Acquired in 1985 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 33
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
0008-12-31
date_start
date_text
206 BC- 0008 (made)
descriptive_line
Winged Cup, Western Han dynasty
dimensions
Length: 15 cm, Width: 11 cm, Height: 2.4 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975) Bluett and Sons Ltd. Early Chinese Art, Cunliffe Collection, London, 1973, No. 97, pl. XX.
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Cunliffe collection, Garner collection previously on loan to V&A
id
30137
label
Winged cup Western Han dynasty (206-25 BC) Winged cups are also called 'ear cups'. They are usually made of lacquered wood. A jade version would have been much more expensive and rare. Carved nephrite jade Museum no. FE.3-1985 From the Garner collection [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:27:43.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:27:43.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 3
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
FE.3-1985
museum_number_token
fe31985
object_number
O34975
object_type
Winged cup
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Worked into very thin and finely carved form, plain oval cup with two flange handles and oval ring foot. Translucent olive-green jade with slight white mottling, burial encrustations inside and reddish encrustations round foot and beneath handles. On the foot are lighter crossed lines caused by staining from cords, and the character mu (wood) in raised relief. This form of 'eared' cup, or 'flanged', 'winged', is also found in painted lacquer and in pottery. Cup cleaned and conserved 1990. Has talc inclusions in the stone, which can be seen in the browner areas of the cup.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC0912
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
This oval cup has two flanged handles and is sometimes called a 'winged cup' or an 'ear cup'. It was a common form of dining vessel in the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), used to contain either food or wine. Most winged cups were made of lacquer. A jade version is very rare.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
winged-cup-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
8
year_start
-206