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Asian Art

Jar in the Shape of a Hu

16th–17th century

Nephrite

5 1/2 × 6 1/2 in. (13.97 × 16.51 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1954.49.29
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Containers - Stone
Provenance: 

Mrs. William H. Moore (1858–1955), New York, to 1954; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Alfred Salmony, 3000 Years of Chinese Jade, exh. cat. (New York: Arden Galleries, 1939), 47, pl. 84.

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 131, no. 253.

David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 13, 43, no. 15.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.