Pendant in the form of a supernatural human

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Implement: a pointed implement for loosening knots. Somewhat translucent pale gray green nephrite with pale tan mottling, carved in silhouette and counter sunk linear relief. Perforated for suspension.

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.7 x 3.3 x 0.8 cm (4 3/16 x 1 5/16 x 5/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1942.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Spink & Son Ltd.

Description

Implement: a pointed implement for loosening knots. Somewhat translucent pale gray green nephrite with pale tan mottling, carved in silhouette and counter sunk linear relief. Perforated for suspension.

Published References
  • Cheng Te-k'un. Archaeology in China. 3 vols., Cambridge, England. pl. 21e.
  • Florance Waterbury. Bird-Deities in China. Supplementum 10 Ascona, Switzerland. pp. 89-90, pl. 17a.
  • Na Chih-liang. Yu ch'i t'ung shih (A General Study of Chinese Jade). Hong Kong, 1965. p. 45, fig. 55.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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