Finial in the form of a bird

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Each side of the jade pendant is decorated with details of a crested bird rendered in double outlines and sloping cuts. Small circular perforations appear on the crest and in the projection below the bird’s foot. (Some calcification.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 10.1 x 3.9 x 0.6 cm (4 x 1 9/16 x 1/4 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.640
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
bird, carving, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

Each side of the jade pendant is decorated with details of a crested bird rendered in double outlines and sloping cuts. Small circular perforations appear on the crest and in the projection below the bird's foot. (Some calcification.)

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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