University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:C677A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: Qing Dynasty
Early Date: 1644
Late Date: Qing Dynasty
Section:Asian
Materials:Jade
Ivory
Teak
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Woman
Tree
Parrot
Credit Line:Purchased from Wanamaker's Department Store; subscription of Eldridge R. Johnson, 1927

Description

Grey green and bright green jade, ring remains on side and bottom. Lady standing by peach tree. She holds a fruiting peach branch in each hand. A large parrot is on her right. Fungus grows out of rocks at her feet. One of a pair (C676 and C677), probably from same boulder. Probably a wedding gift with the meaning of long life, good wishes, and warning to be a faithful wife. On ivory plaque on a teakwood stand.


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: 17, Fig. 21View 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. 53View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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