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Object Number:C676A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: 1912
Section:Asian
Materials:Jade
Ivory
Teak
Iconography:Lady
Deer
Credit Line:Purchased from Wanamaker's Department Store; subscription of Eldridge R. Johnson, 1927

Description

Grey green and bright green jade, rind of boulder remains on left side and bottom. Lady with deer. One of a pair (C676 and C677). On ivory plaque on a teakwood stand. C676 and C677 are from same boulder of jade. Probably a wedding gift with meaning of good wishes (ju-i), prosperity (deer) and long life (fungus and pine).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 20. no. 3. pg. 4-20 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 19, Fig. 22View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] West, Elisabeth H. 1962. "Jade: It's Character and Occurence". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 5. no. 2. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Fernald, H. E. 1928. "The George Byron Gordon Memorial Collection of Chinese Objects in Jade, Crystal, Lapis Lazuli and Coral". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum. Vol. XIX. no. No. 1. pg. 35-71 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 51View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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