Jades for Life and Death

Resources

Archives

Freer folder sheets
Freer price list


Bookshelf

Catalogues

This catalogue includes entries for 34 jades in Freer’s collection, which were being published by him for the first time.

Art Institute of Chicago. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Paintings, Sculptures, and Jade Objects from the Collection Formed by Charles Lang Freer. Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1917.

Books

Staff of the Freer Gallery intermittently produced guides to their installations.

Gallery Guide for installation of jades and bronzes in Freer Gallery 19 opening October 11, 1946
Gallery Guide for installation of jades and bronzes in Freer Gallery 19 opening November 10, 1949
Gallery Guide for installation of jades and bronzes in Freer Gallery 19 opening January 30, 1951

Articles

Several publications have featured important objects in the Freer and Sackler collection

Dohrenwend, Doris J. “Jade Demonic Images from Early China.Ars Orientalis 10 (1975), 55-78.

Murray, Julia K. “Neolithic Chinese Jades in the Freer Gallery of Art.Orientations 14, no. 11 (1983), 14–22.

Wilson, J. Keith. “Thinking Green: Chinese Jades Reworked in the Second Millennium BCE.” Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society 77 (2012-2013), 39-56.


Bibliography

Complete bibliography


Google Cultural Institute

Explore the recent Ancient Chinese Jades Exhibition at the Freer at GCI