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2006at6141 jpg l

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Acquired in 1936 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
Ming Wilson, Chinese Jades, No. 11 U. Pope-Hennessy, Early Chinese Jades, 1923, pl.XXIII
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
date_start
date_text
ca. 2500 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Half disc, nephrite jade, carved
dimensions
Length: 10 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
85173
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T01:08:39.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T01:08:39.000Z
latitude
36.894451
location
In Storage
longitude
104.165649
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Nephrite jade, carved
museum_number
A.55-1936
museum_number_token
a551936
object_number
O110159
object_type
Half-disc (huang)
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Half-disc (Huang)
place
China
primary_image_id
2006AT6141
production_note
Liangzhu Culture
production_type
public_access_description
A jade in the shape of a half-disc, like this piece, is called a ‘huang’. An ancient Chinese text entitled the ‘Zhouli’ ('Rituals of Zhou') describes the ‘huang’ as a ceremonial object to sacrifice to the direction north. This example, however, was made at least a thousand years before the ‘Zhouli’ was written. It has two small holes for a cord and would have been worn as a pendant.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
half-disc-huang-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2496
year_start
-2505