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771-221 B.C.

Overall: 3 x 8 1/2 x 9 1/2in. (7.6 x 21.6 x 24.1cm)
Surface thickness: 1/16in. (0.2cm)
Handle diameter: 3/4in. (1.9cm)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Not currently on view


Published ReferencesErikson, Susan N. "'Twirling Their Long Sleeves, They Dance Again and Again...': Jade Plaque Sleeve Dancers of the Western Han Dynasty," in Ars Orientalis, Col 24 (1994), p. 39-63.

Knight, Michael. "Early Chinese Metalwork in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1989, no. 13, pp. 25-33, ill. pp. 26, 27.

Salmony, Alfred. "Antler and Tongue: An Essay on Ancient Chinese Symbolism and Its Implications," in Artibus Asiae, Supplementum, Vol. 13, 1954, pp. 1+3-57; p. 15, fig. 18, 19, 20, pls. IX, X

Sullivan, Michael. "Pictorial Art and the Attitude toward Nature in Ancient China," in The Art Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 1. (March 1954), pp. 1-19, figs. 5, 6 p. 12

Weber, Charles D. "Chinese Pictorial Bronze Vessels of the Late Chou Period. Part II," in Artibus Asiae, Vol. 28, No. 4 (1966), pp. 271-311, fig. 21: a-c, p. 303

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