Pendant in the form of a dragon-bird

Historical period(s)
Warring States period, Eastern Zhou dynasty, 475-221 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6.4 x 9.6 x 0.6 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 1/4 in)
Geography
China, Probably Jincun, Henan province
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1931.16
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
bird, carving, China, dragon, Eastern Zhou dynasty (770 - 221 BCE), incising, nephrite, Warring States period (475 - 221 BCE)
Provenance

1931
Yamanaka and Company, New York 1931 [1]

From 1931
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Yamanaka and Company, New York in 1931 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet. Also see Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Yamanaka and Co. 1917 - 1965

Published References
  • Huang Jun. Heng-chai ts'ang-chien Ku-yu t'u/Hengzhai cang jian gu yu tu: Ancient jades collected and seen by Huang Jun. vol. 2 Beijing. vol. 1: pl. 32, no. 1.
  • Geoffrey WIlls. Jade of the East., 1st ed. New York, 1972. fig. 26.
  • Sueji Umehara. Shina kogyoku zuroku [Selected Specimens of Chinese Archaic Jade]. Kyoto, 1955. pl. 78, fig. 4.
  • Alfred Salmony. Carved Jade of Ancient China. Berkeley, 1938. pl. 41, no. 2.
  • Sueji Umehara. Rakuyo kinson kobo shuei [Objects from the Ancient Tombs at Chin Ts'un, Lo-yang]. Kyoto. p. 47, pl. 81, fig. 20.
  • Hai wai i chen [Chinese Art in Overseas Collections]. Taipei, 1985. p. 58.
  • Thomas Lawton. Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C. Washington, 1982-1983. cat. 84, p. 140.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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