Keywords: nephrite

640 objects

Ancestor tablet

Handle (one corner chipped) of slightly translucent, dark, gray-green nephrite; the tang pierced for attachment.


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 …


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.)