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Native NameYuan
Object Number: 30-8-9
Current Location: China Gallery
Currently On Display
Provenience: China
Period: Zhou Dynasty
Date Made: Late Zhou Dynasty
Early Date: -642
Late Date: -256
Credit Line:Purchased from A. W. Bahr, 1930


Jade ring, yuan or huan. Of light green grey jade with raised dot pattern between two plain, rim edges. Typical late Zhou ring disk. Called a 'girdle ornament'. Raised bosses-about five across the width-engraved and slightly modelled; some are connected like a 'cloud and thunder' scroll. Seems to go wiith 30-8-8.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Feb 1986 - Sep 1987)View Objects in Exhibition
Chinese Bronze and Jade (Rotunda Case Exhibit) ( Jul 2001)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Lyons, Elizabeth. 1978. Chinese Jades: The Role of Jade in Ancient China: An Introduction to a Special Exhibition at The University Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 20 (3): 4-20. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Fig. 14View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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