Fitting in the form of a bird with dragon

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Historical period(s)
Forgery in the style of the late Shang dynasty, Anyang period (ca. 1300-1050 BCE), 20th century
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 x 3.5 x 1.2 cm (3 9/16 x 1 3/8 x 1/2 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.519
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
bird, carving, China, forgery, Modern period (1912 - present), Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1959
Abel William Bahr (1877-1959), Shanghai, China, London, England, Montreal, Canada, New York, NY, and Ridgefield, Connecticut [1]

From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from the Bahr Collection in 1963 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[2] See #354: "Bird and Tiger Grey-whtie-black," on list provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009, copy in object file.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution, dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987.

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Abel William Bahr 1877-1959

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

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