Jades for Life and Death

On View

The Freer and Sackler Galleries possess one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of ancient Chinese jades. Holdings range from jewelry to ceremonial objects based on functional tools and weapons. Browse our on view objects, highlights, or scan the whole collection to find your personal favorites.

Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈), fragment reworked
F1915.108
Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked
Straight chisel (<i>gui</i>圭) with face and bird
F1915.87
Straight chisel (gui圭) with face and bird
One-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1916.118
One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Forked blade (<i>zhang</i> 璋)
F1916.162
Forked blade (zhang 璋)
Forked blade (<i>zhang</i> 璋)
F1916.165
Forked blade (zhang 璋)
Eleven-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1916.410
Eleven-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Forked blade (<i>zhang</i> 璋)
F1916.491
Forked blade (zhang 璋)
Forked blade (<i>zhang</i> 璋)
F1916.494
Forked blade (zhang 璋)
Axe (<i>fu</i> 斧)
F1916.498
Axe (fu 斧)
Two-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1916.499
Two-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Head ornament with mask
F1916.511
Head ornament with mask
Axe shaft cap
F1916.512
Axe shaft cap
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.136
Disk (bi 璧)
Bracelet with animal heads
F1917.141a-b
Bracelet with animal heads
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.19
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.344
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.345
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧) with incised glyph
F1917.346
Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧) with incised glyph and decorated edge
F1917.348
Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph and decorated edge
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.350
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.354
Disk (bi 璧)
Head ornament
F1917.378c
Head ornament
Head ornament
F1917.378d
Head ornament
Head ornament with mask
F1917.380
Head ornament with mask
Decorative fitting for an ornamental comb
F1917.382
Decorative fitting for an ornamental comb
Arc-shaped pendant (<i>huang</i> 璜)
F1917.383
Arc-shaped pendant (huang 璜)
One-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1917.384
One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Bracelet with incised glyphs
F1917.385
Bracelet with incised glyphs
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈)
F1917.396.1
Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
Tube (<i>cong</i> 琮)
F1917.41
Tube (cong 琮)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧) with knobs
F1917.50
Disk (bi 璧) with knobs
Three-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1917.65a-d
Three-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Axe (<i>fu</i> 斧)
F1917.78
Axe (fu 斧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧) with incised glyph
F1917.79
Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph
Bracelet
F1917.81
Bracelet
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1917.83
Disk (bi 璧)
Five-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1917.95
Five-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Harvesting knife (<i>hu</i> 笏) with mask and felines, fragment
F1918.1.1
Harvesting knife (hu 笏) with mask and felines, fragment
Eight-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1918.14
Eight-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1918.25
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1918.26
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1918.28
Disk (bi 璧)
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈)
F1919.13a-c
Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈)
F1919.17a-b
Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1919.18
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1919.27
Disk (bi 璧)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1919.31
Disk (bi 璧)
Axe (<i>fu</i> 斧)
F1919.39
Axe (fu 斧)
Bracelet with geometric decoration
F1919.46
Bracelet with geometric decoration
One-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F1919.47
One-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Bracelet
F1919.48
Bracelet
Tube (<i>cong</i> 琮)
F1919.51
Tube (cong 琮)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧) with incised glyph (fragment)
F1919.58a-c
Disk (bi 璧) with incised glyph (fragment)
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1919.59
Disk (bi 璧)
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈), fragment reworked
F1919.61
Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked
Ornament (<i>shi</i> 飾) with face and masks
F1939.54
Ornament (shi 飾) with face and masks
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈)
F1940.10a-d
Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
Axe (<i>yue</i> 鉞)
F1941.4
Axe (yue 鉞)
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈)
F1941.5
Dagger-axe (ge 戈)
Ornament (<i>shi</i>飾) with mask
F1953.9
Ornament (shi飾) with mask
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
F1956.16
Disk (bi 璧)
Axe (<i>yue</i> 鉞), made from a collared disk
F1968.48
Axe (yue 鉞), made from a collared disk
Axe (<i>yue</i> 鉞), made from a collared disk
F1970.39
Axe (yue 鉞), made from a collared disk
Harvesting knife (<i>hu</i> 笏)
F1979.39
Harvesting knife (hu 笏)
Axe (<i>fu</i> 斧)
F1998.4
Axe (fu 斧)
Thirteen-tier tube (<i>cong</i> 琮) with masks
F2016.2a-d
Thirteen-tier tube (cong 琮) with masks
Notched disk
F2017.5a-c
Notched disk
Disk (<i>bi</i> 璧)
S1987.453
Disk (bi 璧)
Tube (<i>cong</i> 琮)
S1987.467
Tube (cong 琮)
Dagger-axe (<i>ge</i> 戈), fragment reworked
S1987.648
Dagger-axe (ge 戈), fragment reworked
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