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Dublin Core

Title

Jade: pendant

Description

One square-shaped translucent white mutton-fat jade pendant. Obverse and reverse present four engraved winged heads located on sides of engraved central rectangle. On both obverse and reverse, central rectangle frames engraved characters.. Scalloped corners. Small holes pierced at each end.

Source

Rewi Alley

Provenance

Acquired by Alley in Xian. According to Alley used to enjoin abstinence. Gifted to Canterbury Museum by Alley in 1937 during a visit to New Zealand. In 1956, loaned to the Rewi Alley Chinese Art and Crafts Exhibition, held at the Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

49x38x2mm (l x w x h)

Museum Ac. No.

C1957.415

Usage Rights

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Period

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Collection

Citation

“Jade: pendant,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed October 23, 2021, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/867.