Bone ornament

citation

Trapezoidal shaped object with carved symmetrical design on front surface in two compartments

Historical period(s)
Shang dynasty, ca. 1200-900 BCE
Medium
Bone
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.8 x 5.8 x 1.8 cm (3 7/16 x 2 5/16 x 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.260.1
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.260.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Ornament

Keywords
China, Gellatly collection, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Trapezoidal shaped object with carved symmetrical design on front surface in two compartments

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Non-exclusive license