Pendant in form of a bird

Maker(s)
Artist: Probably Hongshan culture 紅山 (ca. 3800-ca. 2700 BCE)
Historical period(s)
Late Neolithic period, ca. 3800-ca. 2700 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimensions
H x W x D (overall): 2.2 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm (7/8 x 2 1/16 x 9/16 in)
Geography
Northeast China
Credit Line
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2012.9.12
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Jade, Jewelry and Ornament
Type

Pendant

Keywords
bird, carving, China, Late Neolithic period (ca. 5000 - ca. 1700 BCE), nephrite, Paul Singer collection, pendant
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Published References
  • Elizabeth Childs-Johnson. Ritual and Power: Jades of Ancient China. Exh. cat. New York, April 22, 1988 - June 18, 1988. cat. 15, p. 18.
  • Elizabeth Childs-Johnson. Dragons, Masks, Axes and Blades from Four Newly-documented Jade-producing Cultures of Ancient China. vol. 19, no. 4 Hong Kong, 1988. p. 32, fig. 8.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Jades for Life and Death
Google Cultural Institute
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