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Acquired in 1984 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Jessica Rawson, 'The Surface Decoration of the Jades of the Chou and Han Dynasties', Oriental Art N.S, 21.1, (1975), 36-55. Bluett and Sons Ltd. Early Chinese Art, Cunliffe Collection, London, 1973, No.85, pl. XVI.
collection_code
EAS
credit
date_end
date_start
date_text
400 BC-200 BC (made)
descriptive_line
dimensions
Diameter: 21 cm Whole object, Diameter: 10.6 cm Hole, Thickness: 0.55 cm, Diameter: 10.6 cm Hole
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Ayers and Rawson, Chinese Jade throughout the Ages (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1975-31/12/1975) Thomas Lawton, 'Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity@ 480-222BC', (Washington,1982). 'Jades',pp.127-177 Far Eastern Art- Recent Gifts, Purchases and Loans. (Victoria & Albert Museum 01/01/1974-31/12/1974)
gallery
China, room 44
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Cunliffe collection, Garner collection previously on loan to V&A
id
34438
label
Ring with grain design Eastern Zhou dynasty 400-220 BC Carved nephrite jade From the Garner collection Museum no. FE.22-1984 [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 10
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
FE.22-1984
museum_number_token
fe221984
object_number
O39381
object_type
Ring (huan)
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Variegated green. A circular Bi ring of pale green nephrite jade, pierced centrally with a circular hole. The outer and inner rims have a a lightly raised beading on both sides. Both sides are worked with 8 bands of incised curls in low relief. The flat outer edge has remains of tooling marks at one point. Both sides carved with comma (grain) pattern all over.
place
China
primary_image_id
2010EJ2000
production_note
The fact that the spirals align in a cross-grid has been shown by Jessica Rawson to point to an origin in the Chu culture area, and to a date not before the late 5th Century BC. The large size also points to a southern origin. A particularly close parallel with this example, cited by Rawson, is from Yangzishan, Sichuan (published KGXB 1956.4). Lawton argues that the precise decoration of these Warring States jades shows a shift of emphasis from ritual function to secular luxury.
production_type
public_access_description
A flat circular slab of jade with a large central hole is referred to as a 'huan'. It was a ceremonial object in ancient times, although how it was used exactly is unknown.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
ring-huan-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-200
year_start
-400