Pendant in the form of a bird, one of a pair

Flat, carved bird figure with traces of red paint and a perforation at one edge of figure.

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1050-ca. 950 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.8 x 0.3 cm (1 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 1/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.582.2
Collection
Long-term loan
Accession Number
LTS1985.1.582.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

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

Flat, carved bird figure with traces of red paint and a perforation at one edge of figure.

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