Pendant in the form of a bird with horns

Pendant; composite bird form, viewed from top; low carved details; pierced; translucent greenish-gray. (One crack-flaw.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.3 x 3.4 x 0.3 cm (1 5/16 x 1 5/16 x 1/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.567
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

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

Pendant; composite bird form, viewed from top; low carved details; pierced; translucent greenish-gray. (One crack-flaw.)

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