University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: C678
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Late Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1781
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Jade
Jadeite
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Female
Moon
Hare
Credit Line:Purchased from Wanamaker's Department Store; subscription of Eldridge R. Johnson, 1927

Description

Jade statuette. White and green jade, probably jadeite. Figure of woman holding a hare in her left hand. Right hand holds a spray of foliage. Probably represents the Princess from the moon palace holding a moon hare.


Bibliography:

[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1928. The George Byron Gordon Memorial Collection of Chinese Objects in Jade, Crystal, Lapis Lazuli and Coral. The Museum Journal. Volume XIX (No. 1): 35-71. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 57View Objects cited in this Publication

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