Pendant in the form of a rabbit

This rabbit is fashioned from a flat, light-colored piece of jade. Characteristically large ears are simply rendered. The eyes are indicated in the same general manner. (Tail calcified to powder; surface powder in other areas; lower lip and feet are chipped, degraded.)

Historical period(s)
Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2.4 x 6.3 x 0.7 cm (15/16 x 2 1/2 x 1/4 in)
Geography
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.844
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

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

This rabbit is fashioned from a flat, light-colored piece of jade. Characteristically large ears are simply rendered. The eyes are indicated in the same general manner. (Tail calcified to powder; surface powder in other areas; lower lip and feet are chipped, degraded.)

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