Pendant in the form of a tiger

Pendant, profile animal; long tail raised to loop; few carved details; pierced; opaque tans. (Calcified; brown substance on surface; deposits of cinnabar.)

Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 4.5 x 9.4 x 0.6 cm (1 3/4 x 3 11/16 x 1/4 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.705
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
Anyang period (ca. 1300 - ca. 1050 BCE), carving, China, nephrite, tiger, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From at least 1930
Mrs. Christian R. Holmes (1871-1941), New York and "The Chimneys," Sands Point, Port Washington, Long Island, New York, from at least 1930 [1]

To 1987
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York.

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Dr. Arthur M. Sackler on September 11, 1987 [2]

Notes:

[1] According to Otto Kümmel, Jörg Trübner zum Gedächtnis: Ergebnisse seiner letzten chinesischen Reisen (Berlin, Klinkhardt & Biermann Verlag, 1930), p. 60, pl. 30e.

[2] 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)

Mrs. Christian R. Holmes 1871-1941
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Description

Pendant, profile animal; long tail raised to loop; few carved details; pierced; opaque tans. (Calcified; brown substance on surface; deposits of cinnabar.)

Published References
  • Otto Kümmel. Jörg Trübner zum Gedächtnis: Ergebnisse seiner letzten chinesischen Reisen. Berlin. p. 60, pl. 30e.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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