• 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)

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. 1300-1050 BCE
Object Date
ca. 1300-1050 BCE
Medium
Jade (nephrite)
Dimension(s)
H x W x D: 3.9 × 4.8 × 2.3 cm (1 9/16 × 1 7/8 × 7/8 in)
Origin
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.865
獸面形飾,似後期加工自琮
晚商安陽時期(公元前1300-1050年)
中國,疑似河南安陽市
軟玉
高3.9、寬4.8、厚2.3釐米
亞瑟·M·賽克勒贈送
器物編號: S1987.865
On View Location
Currently not on view
Description
The mask appears to depict a horned owl. The frontal aspect is in the full round; the back is concave and plain. Single line decor provides the details, while deep notches give an openwork feeling. A hole under the beak is drilled from both sides. The color of the stone is green and brown, with cream calcification. (Calcification, spots to powder; few nicks in edges top and bottom; soil and cinnabar adhere.)
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