Ornament for a shaman’s or priest’s ritual clothing

Historical period(s)
Probably Qing dynasty, probably mid-17th-19th century
Jade (nephrite)
H x W: 5.7 x 5 cm (2 1/4 x 1 15/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament


China, priest, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), shaman
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 24.
  • S. Howard Hansford. Chinese Carved Jades. The Arts of the East London. pl. 70b.
  • Desmond Gure. Some Unusual Jades and Their Dating. vol. 33 London. pp. 51-52, pl. 41b.
  • Joan Hartman-Goldsmith. Chinese Jade. Images of Asia Hong Kong and New York. p. 54, pl. 21.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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