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Gem

Plaque

Scepter Fragment (uncertain)

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Native Name:
Ruyi
Object Number:
C82
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Period:
Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made:
Ming-1839
Early Date:
1368
Late Date:
1839
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Jade
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Boat
Party
Figures
Seascape
Description:
Yellowish jade plaque. Possibly from a ruyi scepter. A boating party passing between wood islands.
Credit Line:
Bequest of Maxwell Sommerville
Other Number:
645   -   Sommerville Gem Number
29-128-645   -   Old Museum Number
GETZ 129   -   Other Number
A1506   -   Old Museum Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Exhibition of the Art of the Far East ( Dec 1914)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Sommerville, Maxwell. 1877. Engraved Gems : Their Place in the History of Art.
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[Catalogue, Exhibition] University of Pennsylvania. 1914. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Art of the Far East. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 15 No. 7
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