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

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

On View
  • Period

    ca. 1250-ca. 1050 BCE
  • Geography

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Material

    Jade (nephrite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 3.2 × 8.3 × 5.2 cm (1 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 2 1/16 in)
  • Accession Number

    S1987.861
  • EDAN ID

    edanmdm:fsg_S1987.861

Object Details

  • 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.)
  • Origin

    Anyang, probably Henan province, China
  • Credit Line

    Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
  • On View

    Sackler Gallery 23b: Anyang: China's Ancient City of Kings
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