Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Native Name Yuan
Object Number 30-8-9
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Period Zhou Dynasty
Date Made Late Zhou Dynasty
Section Asian
Materials Jade

Jade ring, yuan or huan, made of light, green-grey jade with a raised dot pattern between two plain, rim edges. It is typical of a late Zhou Dynasty ring disk called a "girdle ornament". There are raised bosses, about five across the width, engraved and slightly modelled in a pattern across the entire surface. Some of these are connected like a 'cloud and thunder' scroll. Seems to go wiith 30-8-8.

Credit Line Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930

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