Pendant (pei)

Historical period(s)
Western Zhou dynasty, 11th century BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D: 6 x 9.1 x 0.4 cm (2 3/8 x 3 9/16 x 3/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.889
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Jewelry

Keywords
carving, China, mask, monster, nephrite, Western Zhou dynasty (ca. 1050 - 771 BCE), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Label

The taotie, or monster mask, at the center of the composition is embellished with elaborate stylized horns. Some of the incised lines are oblique, a feature associated with early Western Zhou dynasty jades.

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

Copyright with museum