Pendant in the form of a tiger

Pendant; crouching animal; looped tail; pierced jaw; translucent gray with brown stains. (Some calcification; flaw-cracks, old nicks, chips; deposits.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 1.2 x 5.7 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 2 1/4 x 5/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.553
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, nephrite, tiger, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1964
Frank Caro Chinese Art, New York, NY [1]

1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, NY purchased in New York City from Frank Caro Chinese Art on August 27, 1964 [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [3]

Notes:

[1] F. Caro stock number FC 2404: “Archaic jade pendant, reclining tiger, curled tail, greyish translucent jade. Pelliot cat. #. (Lt: 2 – ½ ins),” see invoice from Frank Caro Chinese Art to Arthur M. Sackler, August 27, 1964, copy in object file. Caro’s invoice and object description mention’s a catalogue by Paul Pelliot, however, this object does not appear in any of Paul Pelliot’s catalogues.

[2] See note 1.

[3] Pursuant to the agreement between Arthur M. Sackler and the Smithsonian Institution dated July 28, 1982, legal title of the donated objects was transferred to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on September 11, 1987

Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Frank Caro Chinese Art 1962-1980

Description

Pendant; crouching animal; looped tail; pierced jaw; translucent gray with brown stains. (Some calcification; flaw-cracks, old nicks, chips; deposits.)

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