Pendant with mask, fragment

citation

Ornament; feline head carved in the round, raised ears; second mask on back, with pierced-loop eyes; irregular shape; opaque gray-white. (Calcified [?]; broken off at bottom.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.1 x 1.6 x 2.3 cm (1 5/8 x 5/8 x 7/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.650
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)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

Ornament; feline head carved in the round, raised ears; second mask on back, with pierced-loop eyes; irregular shape; opaque gray-white. (Calcified [?]; broken off at bottom.)

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

Copyright with museum

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