Pendant (pei) in the form of a bird

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.9 x 4.5 x 0.8 cm (1 15/16 x 1 3/4 x 5/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.623
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
bird, carving, China, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Zhang Naiji Collection [1]

To 1963
J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York [2]

From 1963 to 1987
Arthur M. Sackler, New York, purchased from J. T. Tai & Co., New York, New York in 1963 [3]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [4]

Notes:

[1] According to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, October 9, 2009.

[2] J. T. Tai's stockcard no. YT-954, "1 jade piece," according to information provided by the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation on October 9, 2009.

[3] See Tai's invoice dated X/15/63, copy in object file

[4] 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)

Zhang Naiji 1899-1948
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
J.T. Tai & Co. established in 1950

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum