Pendant in the form of a bird, probably reworked from a tube (cong 琮)

citation

Opaque grayish white jade with gray streaks and red cinnabar; carved. (Flaw in top of head; chips in wing tips, especially its left one; soil and cinnabar adhere.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.2 x 8 x 5.1 cm (1 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.861
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), bird, 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

Opaque grayish white jade with gray streaks and red cinnabar; carved. (Flaw in top of head; chips in wing tips, especially its left one; soil and cinnabar adhere.)

Published References
  • et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 40, p. 84.
  • Chinese Jade Animals. Exh. cat. Hong Kong. cat. 19.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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