Pendant in the form of a quadruped

Pendant, animal (ram, dog, or buffalo?); carved in the round; pierced in chest; opaque cream. (Totally calcified; surface worn; mostly covered with cinnabar deposits; some repair to legs, backside.)

Historical period(s)
Late Shang dynasty or Western Zhou dynasty, ca. 1100-ca. 1000 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite) with traces of cinnabar
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.9 x 1.4 cm (1 1/16 x 1 9/16 x 9/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.695
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), buffalo, carving, China, nephrite, Shang dynasty (ca. 1600 - ca. 1050 BCE), WWII-era provenance, Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 221 BCE)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Description

Pendant, animal (ram, dog, or buffalo?); carved in the round; pierced in chest; opaque cream. (Totally calcified; surface worn; mostly covered with cinnabar deposits; some repair to legs, backside.)

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