Pendant (can) in the form of a silkworm

Historical period(s)
Han dynasty, 2nd century BCE-2nd century CE
H x W x D: 10.3 x 2 x 0.9 cm (4 1/16 x 13/16 x 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament


China, Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE), worm
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Alfred Salmony. Chinese Jade Through the Wei Dynasty. New York, 1963. pl. 39, no. 3.
  • Joan Hartman-Goldsmith. Ancient Chinese Jades from the Buffalo Museum of Science. Exh. cat. New York. pp. 34-36.
  • Max Loehr, Louisa Fitzgerald Huber. Ancient Chinese Jades from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Exh. cat. Cambridge, Massachusetts. cat. 310-313, p. 212.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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