• Pendant in the form of a mask, probably reworked from a tube (cong 琮)
  • Pendant in the form of a mask, probably reworked from a tube (cong 琮)
  • Pendant in the form of a mask, probably reworked from a tube (cong 琮)

Pendant in the form of a mask, probably reworked from a tube (cong 琮)

Type
Pendant
Historical period(s)
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty, ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Object Date
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 3.2 × 4.6 × 1.6 cm (1 1/4 × 1 13/16 × 5/8 in)
Origin
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.550
獸面形飾,似由琮後期加工而成
晚商安陽時期(公元前1300-1050年)
中國,疑似河南安陽市
軟玉
高3.2、寬4.6、厚1.6釐米
亞瑟·M·賽克勒贈送
器物編號: S1987.550
On View Location
Currently not on view
Provenance
Previous owner(s)
C.T. Loo & Company (1914-1948)
C.T. Loo, INC. (ca. 1948-no later than July 1953)
C.T. Loo Chinese Art (1953 - 1961)
Frank Caro Chinese Art (1962-1980)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987)
Description
Mask with convex surface. Pierced jaws and horns. Eye, jaw, and horns with spiral decoration are in doubly engraved line-relief. Engraved diamond on forehead. Reverse undecorated. Translucent green jade, brown marking on one edge. (Traces of earth; minor flaws.)
Curatorial Remarks
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