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Asian Art

Plaque for a funerary veil

4th–3rd century B.C.E.

Jade (nephrite) covered with cinnabar

2 1/4 × 2 1/2 × 1/16 in. (5.7 × 6.4 × 0.1 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Bequest of Mrs. William H. Moore
1955.4.155
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Eastern Zhou dynasty (770–221 B.C.E.), Western Han dynasty (206
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Yamanaka & Co., New York, 1932
; Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955), New York; bequest in 1955 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

George J. Lee, Selected Far Eastern Art in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1970), 14, no. 18, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 44–46, no. 13, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992).

Denise Patry Leidy, “Chinese Jades: Selections from the Yale University Art Gallery,” Arts of Asia (May–June 2020): 23, fig. 4.

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.