Collection Area: Chinese Art

2,674 objects


Pendant in the form of a stag

The animal is seen crouching with its head turned back. The antlers are of a modest size. The eye may have served as a suspension hole. The work is done in flat planes without detailing lines. The stone is pale green. (Nicks on antler tips; spotty adhesions and/or soil adhering.)


Pendant in the form of a tiger

A pale green jade stalking tiger, with brown and cream markings. Reported to have been excavated at Anyang. (Slight dirt adhering; excellent condition.) This flat jade plaque represents an animal with only two feet, mushroom-shaped horns, fanged mouth, and a tail. Incised lines articulate the large eye and echo the contours of the horn. Pairs …


Ornament in the form of a stag, reworked

Animal in profile; rounded edges; no decoration; semi-translucent green. (Clouds of calcification with some surface damage.)


Pendant in the form of a fish

Pendant, curved fish; few carved/incised details; pierced twice; translucent green gray, clouded. (Clouds of calcification and spots; interior cracks.)


Pendant in the form of a bird, reworked

Pendant bird-swallow (?) with wings spread; engraved; pierced loop; translucent yellow-gray. (Spotty areas of calcification, some powdery and worn.)


Belt plaque

Garment hook

Garment hook