Pendant in the form of a bird, reworked

Pendant bird carved in the round, wings spread, top view (flattened); few carved linear details; pierced horizontally through beak; semi-translucent marbled tans. (Somewhat calcified; areas of surface roughened on underside.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.7 x 3.8 x 1 cm (1 1/16 x 1 1/2 x 3/8 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.696
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

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

Pendant bird carved in the round, wings spread, top view (flattened); few carved linear details; pierced horizontally through beak; semi-translucent marbled tans. (Somewhat calcified; areas of surface roughened on underside.)

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