1. (Undated Folder Sheet note) A bird almost identical to S1987.930 is carved from a dark gray-green cylinder of jade. Narrow ridges terminating in tiny hooks define similar wings. The wings characteristic of these three carvings (S1987.589, S1987.930, and S1987.677) may be indicative of a regional school. The eyes of the bird described here are formed by incised lines, while claws are shown in relief. The beak is firmly hooked.
2. (Jeffrey Smith per Keith Wilson, July 1, 2008) Jewelry added as secondary classification.
3. (Susan Kitsoulis per Keith Wilson, July 8, 2010) Object name changed from "Pendant" to "Jewelry."
4. (Najiba Choudhury per Keith Wilson, August 17, 2016) Added Shijiahe culture; period changed from "Shang dynasty" to "Late Neolithic period"; date changed from "ca. 13th-11th century BCE" to "ca. 2500-2000 BCE"; geography added "China, Middle Yangzi valley, Hubei province"; added description and past label text; title changed from "Finial in the form of a standing bird" to "Finial (?) in the form of a standing bird".
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