Pendant in the form of a dragon-bird

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Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.4 x 9.6 x 0.6 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Probably Jincun, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1931.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
bird, carving, China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), incising, nephrite, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

1931
Yamanaka and Company, New York 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co.

Published References
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 84, p. 140.
  • Hai wai i chen (Chinese Art in Overseas Collections). Taipei, 1985. p. 58.
  • Alfred Salmony. Carved Jade of Ancient China. Berkeley, 1938. pl. 41, no. 2.
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei (Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang). Kyoto. p. 47, pl. 81, fig. 20.
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kogyoku zuroku (Selected Specimens of Chinese Archaic Jade). Kyoto, 1955. pl. 78, fig. 4.
  • Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 26.
  • Huang Jun. Heng-chai ts'ang-chien Ku-yu t'u/Hengzhai cang jian gu yu tu: Ancient jades collected and seen by Huang Jun. vol. 2 Beijing. pl. 32, no. 1.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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