Pendant in the form of a bird

Pendant; bird in round; wings partly spread; pierced transversely beneath head; translucent light yellow-gray. (Much calcified; minor old nicks; earthy deposits.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 3 x 2.3 x 1.6 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 x 5/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.694
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), bird, carving, China, nephrite, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Pendant; bird in round; wings partly spread; pierced transversely beneath head; translucent light yellow-gray. (Much calcified; minor old nicks; earthy deposits.)

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