Pendant with pairs of birds and dragons

Wedge-shaped flat ladle handle with incised surface design on one side and four sets of small holes on top and bottom edges, and upper and lower edges of the back side.

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 950-ca. 850 BCE
Medium
Marble (calcite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 8.4 x 7.9 x 1.1 cm (3 5/16 x 3 1/8 x 7/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.286
Collection
Long-term loan
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.286.1
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jewelry and Ornament, Stone
Type

Pendant

Keywords
bird, China, dragon, Gellatly collection, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Wedge-shaped flat ladle handle with incised surface design on one side and four sets of small holes on top and bottom edges, and upper and lower edges of the back side.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
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