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2006bc0192 jpg l

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Acquired in 1935 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 17
collection_code
EAS
credit
Purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the Vallentin Bequest, Sir Percival David and the Universities China Committee
date_end
0220-12-31
date_start
0025-01-01
date_text
025-220 (made)
descriptive_line
Si-ling ring
dimensions
Diameter: 15.6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
John Ayers and Jessica Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975) Selected Examples from the Jade Exhibition at Stockholm 1963: A Comparative Study, BMFEA, No. 36 (1964), p. 17, pl. 6.
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
34437
label
Ring Eastern Han dynasty AD 25-220 This ring is decorated with the Animals of the Four Directions: the green dragon (east), the vermillion bird (south), the white tiger (west), and the tortoise and snake (north). Carved nephrite jade Museum no. A.22-1935 [2007]
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:43:49.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:43:49.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
China, room 44, case 11
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
jade
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.22-1935
museum_number_token
a221935
object_number
O39380
object_type
Ring (huan)
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Pale translucent green with brown and grey markings. Decorated in relief on both sides with the Animals of Four Quarters: the tigers of the west, the dragon of the east, the bird of the south whose head emerges in openwork above the edge of the ring, and the tortoise and snake, known as the Black Warrior of the North.
place
China
primary_image_id
2006BC0192
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The pattern on both sides of this jade ring shows the Animals of the Four Quarters. They are the dragon of the east, the bird of the south (whose head emerges in openwork above the edge of the ring), the tiger of the west, and the tortoise of the north. It would have been used in a Daoist ritual.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
ring-huan-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
carved
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
220
year_start
25