Figure of a bird

citation

Flat, carved bird figure with traces of red paint and a perforation at one edge of figure.

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 1000-900 BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm (1 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.582.2
Collection
Gellatly collection
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.582.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Figure: bird

Keywords
bird, carving, China, Gellatly collection, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Flat, carved bird figure with traces of red paint and a perforation at one edge of figure.

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

Non-exclusive license