Tapered pendant

Pendant; in form of slender four-sided stylus, tapering to a pointed top with a small perforation; translucent, yellow green with golden brown streaks and veinings, dark brown at both ends; decoration: incised, horizontal lines at either end of each plane.

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Maker(s)
Artist: Liangzhu culture 良渚 (ca. 3300-ca. 2250 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3300-2250 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9.5 x 1.1 x 1 cm (3 3/4 x 7/16 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China, Lake Tai region
Credit Line
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1917.144
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Head ornament

Keywords
carving, China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, pendant
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Pendant; in form of slender four-sided stylus, tapering to a pointed top with a small perforation; translucent, yellow green with golden brown streaks and veinings, dark brown at both ends; decoration: incised, horizontal lines at either end of each plane.

Acquired with a box, now lost.

Published References
  • J. Keith Wilson, Jingmin Zhang. Jades for Life and Death. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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