• Pendant in the form of a dragon
  • Pendant in the form of a dragon
  • Pendant in the form of a dragon
  • Pendant in the form of a dragon
  • Pendant in the form of a dragon
  • Pendant in the form of a dragon
  • Pendant in the form of a dragon

Pendant in the form of a dragon

Classification
Jewelry and Ornament
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: 9.9 × 8.5 × 0.5 cm (3 7/8 × 3 3/8 × 3/16 in)
Origin
China, probably Henan province, Anyang
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1987.874
龍形飾
晚商安陽時期(公元前1300-1050年)
中國,疑似河南安陽市
軟玉
高9.9、寬8.5、厚0.5釐米
亞瑟·M·賽克勒贈送
器物編號:S1987.874
On View Location
Currently not on view
Description
This small dragon-shaped jade is presented in disk form. Only the head, with its gaping mouth, fangs, large eye, and reclining horn, reveals the dragon’s identity. A pattern of large hooks and spirals articulated in double lines covers the body. Extending along the outer edge of the jade, from the reclining horn to the pointed hook of the tail, is a regular crenelated pattern. (Mostly calcified; soil/cinnabar adhering; slight nick on tail; chip at suspension hole.)
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