Keywords: Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE)

461 objects
F1939.31

Ancestor tablet

https://asia.si.edu/object/F1939.31

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

S1999.120.3

Bear

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1999.120.3
S1987.839

Pendant in the form of a tiger

https://asia.si.edu/object/S1987.839

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 …