Pendant in the form of a water bird

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3.3 x 3.2 x 0.4 cm (1 5/16 x 1 1/4 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.580
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), Waterfowl, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To 1964
Frank Caro, C.T. Loo & Co., New York [1]

From 1964 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from Frank Caro 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 card no. FC-2397: "Archaic jade pendant, goose, greyish green jade with traces of cinnabar," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009. Frank Caro, Loo's associate, acquired C.T. Loo's stock after liquidation of C.T. Loo & Co. in 1950.

[2] See Frank Caro's invoice dated August 27, 1964, copy in object file provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[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)

Frank Caro 1904-1980
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
C.T. Loo & Company 1914 - 1948

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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